The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

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Robert I. Binnick
Oxford University Press, Jun 14, 2012 - Computers - 1089 pages
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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 linguistics. 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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
CONTEXTS
57
PERSPECTIVES
121
TENSE
505
ASPECT
719
ASPECT AND DIATHESIS
935
MODALITY
987
Index
1047
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Robert I. Binnick is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Toronto. His main research areas are Mongolian and Altaic languages in general, and the semantics of tense and verbal aspect. He is author of Modern Mongolian (1976) and Time and the Verb (1991).