Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Distributive Aspect

Definition: 

Distributive aspect is an iterative aspect which expresses that an event is applied to members of a group one after another. These members are typically the referents named by:

  • the subject of an intransitive verb, or
  • the object of a transitive verb.
Examples: 

(Russian)

Russian po- in On po-zapiral dveri. `He locked the doors one at a time.'