Jespersen's and the CGEL's Accounts of the Past Tense, the Present Perfect and the Past Perfect - a Comparison
GRIN Verlag, 2008 - 32 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2+ (B), University of Wurzburg (Philosophy Institute), course: Proseminar, 2 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment:, abstract: In general, Jespersen, unlike the CGEL, doesn't explain the use of the following tenses as one would expect from a standard grammar (the CGEL clearly explains the meanings and the use of the three tenses in question by clarifying these aspects by means of easily comprehensible examples), but relates the Present Perfect, the Past Tense and the Past Perfect to each other and gives various quotations for each aspect he deals with. Therefore, it may sometimes be a bit confusing to comprehend every detail of Jespersen's way of argumentation."
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Abbreviation According to Jespersen action viewed additionally agree with Jespersen akademische Texte already seen aspect back-shifted become before-future before-past CGEL agrees CGEL's accounts clarify clause refers comparison GRIN conjunction connected context contrast corresponds dead definite denote Dickens emphasizes English Event Past exhibition finished explained the movements express following text future glad Grammar Greece GRIN Verlag Habitual Past harder I’ve imaginative implied inclusive present Indefinite Indirect Speech letter lived in Rome London lunch after Sandra main sentence married meaning night occur Oliver Kast Jespersen's once contains once orientation Otto past CGEL Past Perfect Past Tense Perfective indicates period leading Pluperfect preceding week present day Present Perfect Present Tense preterit progressive Quirk Quirk et al real present relates the Present relative time reference retrospective sense Simple Past since-clause situation referred soon speak specific subjuncts taken place temporal Tuesday unreality verb whereas whole situation wife wish