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Tense and aspect

Tense and aspect

the contextual processing of semantic indeterminacy

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Published by J. Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, The Netherlands .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Aspect.,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Tense.,
  • Linguistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesContextual processing of semantic indeterminacy
    StatementSvetlana Vogeleer, Walter De Mulder, Ilse Depraetere [editors].
    SeriesBelgian journal of linguistics -- 12, 1998, Belgian journal of linguistics -- 12
    ContributionsDepraetere, Ilse, 1964-, Mulder, Walter de, 1933-, Vogeleer, Sv.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP281 .T393 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 226 p. :
    Number of Pages226
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19041946M

    Download The book puts forth an exciting hypothesis for the typologist. Its major claim is that languages can generally be regarded as belonging to a tense-prominent, aspect-prominent or mood-prominent language type. 3 - Verbs, tense, aspect, and mood. Rodney Huddleston, University of Queensland, Geoffrey K. Pullum, University of California, Santa pp ; Export citation Recommend this book. Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Rodney.

    Tense simply indicates whether an action occurred in the past, present or future. Aspect is a somewhat richer concept, and includes information about how the event take/took place through time. Was the action instantaneous, continuous, or habitua. Tense and aspect are means by which language refers to time--how an event takes place in the past, present, or future. They play a key role in understanding the grammar and structure of all languages, and interest in them reaches across : Hardcover.

    Tense-Aspect: Between Semantics and Pragmatics Paul J. Hopper (Ed.) The verbal categories of tense and aspect have been studied traditionally from the point of view of their reference to the timing and time-perspective of the speaker’s reported experience. James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language and presents new ideas in the semantics of sentence structure. The book brings together his key contributions to the fields, including his recent intervention in the debate on the roles of context and anaphora in reference.


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Tense and aspect Download PDF EPUB FB2

The progressive aspect expresses incomplete or ongoing actions or states at a specific time. For example, the use of the progressive aspect in I am floating the book indicates that I started floating the book in the past and am still floating the book in the present and presumably the future.

The formula for forming the present progressive is [simple present “to be” Tense and aspect book present. This was the first book I've ever read thoroughly on verbal aspect, and its crystal clear definitions are very easy to follow. It carefully talks about the meaning of aspect, the perfective/imperfective distinction, and pretty much everything you might want to know about this topic (such as related morphology and combined tense/aspect oppositions).Cited by: Tense, Mood and Aspect, entry in Wikipedia.

Chapter on Tense and Aspect, in the World Atlas of Language Structures Online. A Bibliography of Tense, Verbal Aspect, Aktionsart, and Related Areas, by Robert I.

Binnick. Tenses, Moods and Aspects, Questionnaire by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary by: 3. Tense and Aspect can be defined as grammatical categories that are closely related. Tense indicates the location of an action or an event in time. For each grammatical tense, there are sub-categories named aspects which indicate how an action is to be viewed with respect to time, rather than to its actual location in time.

The book puts forth an exciting hypothesis for the typologist. Its major claim is that languages can generally be regarded as belonging to a tense-prominent, aspect-prominent or mood-prominent language type.

This grouping Tense and aspect book be based upon the relative prominence that languages attach to one or the other of the three verbal categories, namely tense, aspect and mood, by. The simple aspect is the collective term for verbs (in the past, present, and future) that are in a simple (or basic) tense.

This page has lots of examples of verbs in the simple aspect, an interactive widget, and an interactive exercise to help with understanding the simple aspect. The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect is a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to the topics and theories that currently form the front line of research into tense, aspect, and related areas.

The volume contains 36 chapters, divided into 6 sections, written by internationally known experts in theoretical linguistics.4/5(1). This comprehensive examination of tense and grammatical aspect provides fascinating insight into how languages indicate distinctions of time.

Providing an in-depth survey of the scholarship from the ancient Greeks through the s, Time and the Verb explains and evaluates every major issue and theory, concentrating on familiar Classical and modern European languages.

Aspect is a grammatical element that has to do with how an action, state of being, or event as described by a verb relates to time. Aspect is often confused with tense is concerned with when the action, state of being, or event occurs (past, present, or future), aspect is concerned with how it occurs in time.

It is through aspect that we understand whether an. After introducing form and function, the authors cover verbs, nouns, aspect and tense, modality and discourse. Readers are led through the underlying principles of.

Aspect of a Verb (with Examples) The aspect of a verb is determined by whether the verb expresses a fact, an ongoing action, a completed action, or the end of an ongoing action. This is simpler concept than it sounds.

Look at this infographic. The Four Aspects of a Verb Here are some more examples of the four aspects. The verbal categories of tense and aspect have been studied traditionally from the point of view of their reference to the timing and time-perspective of the speaker’s reported experience. They are universal categories both in terms of the semantic-functional domain they cover as well as in terms of their syntactic and morphological realization.

Bernard Comrie defines tense as the grammaticalisation of location in time. In this textbook he introduces readers to the range of variation found in tense systems across the languages of the world, bringing together a rich collection of illustrative material Author: Bernard Comrie. The aspect of a verb does not indicate when an action takes place in time; it rather shows the relationship between the action and the passage of time as seen from the speaker's point of view.

There are two aspects in English: the continuous (also called the progressive) aspect expresses duration; the perfect aspect expresses completion.

Time and the verb: A guide to tense and aspect. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. E-mail Citation» A book-length, in-depth survey of the study of tense and aspect from its beginnings in ancient Greece through the s. Binnick, R. Tense and aspect. In Grammar, meaning, and pragmatics.

Edited by F. Brisard, J. Östman, and J. Verscheuren. tense-aspect systems of other languages were like from the linguistic literature.

This is the background to my switch to a more data-oriented approach. InLars-Gunnar Andersson and I applied for financial support for a large-scale project on 'Universal grammar and language typology', with tense-mood-aspect as one of the fields of research.

State verbs and action verbs. Tenses in indirect speech. Topics Guiding questions: time, tense and aspect users like this page. Tense and aspect are two important properties pertaining to the way events are viewed in relation to speech time.

Chinese lacks “grammaticalized” tense but makes clear aspectual distinctions. Unlike English, Chinese verbs are “tenseless”, i.e., the verb form remains the same no matter when the event happens. Event time may be inferred with an explicit time adverb or aspectual Cited by: 3. The Acquisition of Tense-Aspect Morphology: A Prototype Account Article (PDF Available) in Language 71(4) December with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Read "Tense and Aspect - The Past Perfect" by Sandra Schwesinger available from Rakuten Kobo. Seminar paper from the year in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, Unive Brand: GRIN Publishing.

Several of the papers were presented at the Symposium on Tense and Aspect, Brown University, Description: xvii, pages ; 24 cm. Contents: The ancient Greek aorist as the aspect of countable action / David Armstrong. --Of tense and aspect: one analysis / Michael Bennett.

The present volume arises out of a symposium held at UCLA in Mayin which a group of linguists gathered to re-open the subject of tense-and-aspect from a variety of perspectives, including — in addition to the traditional semantics — also discourse-pragmatics, psycholinguistics, child language, Creolization and diachronic : The perfect aspect is formed by using the appropriate form of the auxiliary have together with the -ed form (past participle) of the main verb.

We use perfect aspect to show that an action: is complete at the time of speaking. I’ ve finished the book. It .