Tense, Aspect, Modality, and Evidentiality

Crosslinguistic perspectives

Editors
ORCID logoDalila Ayoun | University of Arizona
ORCID logoAgnès Celle | Paris Diderot University & University of Colorado
Laure Lansari | Paris Diderot University
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After an introductory chapter that provides an overview to theoretical issues in tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality, this volume presents a variety of original contributions that are firmly empirically-grounded based on elicited or corpus data, while adopting different theoretical frameworks. Thus, some chapters rely on large diachronic corpora and provide new qualitative insight on the evolution of TAM systems through quantitative methods, while others carry out a collostructional analysis of past-tensed verbs using inferential statistics to explore the lexical grammar of verbs. A common goal is to uncover semantic regularities and variation in the TAM systems of the languages under study by taking a close look at context. Such a fine-grained approach contributes to our understanding of the TAM systems from a typological perspective. The focus on well-known Indo-European languages (e.g. French, German, English, Spanish) and also on less commonly studied languages (e.g. Hungarian, Estonian, Avar, Andi, Tagalog) provides a valuable cross-linguistic perspective.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 197] 2018.  viii, 366 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Čermáková, Anna, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård & Sylvi Rørvik
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Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN016000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018014182 | Marc record