Cambridge University Press, Jun 6, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 139 pages
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 that student and specialist alike will find invaluable. This systematic account of the data is carefully integrated with a theoretical discussion of tense that is sensitive both to the range of tense oppositions found cross-linguistically and also to the constraints on that variation. For the most part the book is written without formalism, nor is it written within the framework of any specific current theory of linguistics. Nevertheless, as the final chapter makes clear, a formal theory of tense can build upon the insights gained here. For all readers, Dr Comrie's coherent and characteristically elegant account of this complex grammatical category will provide a solid basis for further research on tense, even in a language as thoroughly studied as English.
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Review: TenseUser Review - Stephanie - Goodreads
This book provides a fairly accessible introduction to tense, but I think it needs to be paired with a text on aspect. Also, the utter lack of glossing is incredibly frustrating: you cannot expect me ... Read full review
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A good general description of tense. The final chapter on the formula of tense could be discarded. Read full review
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Grammatical tense is a temporal linguistic quality expressing the time at, during, or over which a state or action denoted by a verb occurs. ...
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JSTOR: Tense and Aspect in Eight Languages of Cameroon
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grammatical tense Grammatical tense is a way languages express the time at which an event described by a sentence occurs.
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Aspect, tense and mood:
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Double System of Tense Forms Referring Future Time in English
they require a different tense form when the reference is to the future. We say. Iwill be ... It shows how they fit into a more general theory of tense, ...
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294 BIBLIOGRAPHY Abusch, Dorit. 1988. Sequence of Tense ...
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Tense Categorization in North-East Arnhem Land
tem in which tense categories mark discontinuous chunks of time. Events which ... Overview of the languages in question, their tense marking strategies ...
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A Bibliography of Tense, Verbal Aspect, Aktionsart, and Related ...
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Alessandra Giorgi and Fabio Pianesi: Tense and Aspect: From Semantics ... for the (morpho-)syntax and semantics of tense and aspect, presented in ...
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