The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 1128 pages
  • 180.34 x 248.92 x 63.5mm | 1,959.51g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195381971
  • 9780195381979
  • 1,403,913

Table of contents

Preface ; List of symbols and abbreviations ; About the authors ; Introduction ; Robert I. Binnick ; Part I. Contexts ; 1. Philosophy of Language, Peter Ludlow ; 2. Narratology and Literary Linguistics, Monika Fludernik ; 3. Computational Linguistics, Mark Steedman ; Part II. Perspectives ; 4. Universals and Typology, J. P. Descles and Zlatka Guentcheva ; 5. Morphology, Ashwini Deo ; 6. Syntax, Tim Stowell ; 7. Markedness, Edna Andrews ; 8. Adverbials, Monika Rathert ; 9. Pragmatics, Patrick Caudal ; 10. Discourse and Text, Janice Carruthers ; 11.Translation, Diana Santos ; 12. Diachrony and Grammaticalization, Steve Nicolle ; 13. Language Contact, Victor Friedman ; 14. Creole Languages, Donald Winford ; 15. Primary Language Acquisition, Laura Wagner ; 16. Second Language Acquisition, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig ; Part III. Tense ; 17. Tense, John Hewson ; 18. Remoteness Distinctions, Robert Botne ; 19. Compositionality, Henk Verkuyl ; 20. The Surcompose Past Tense, Louis De Saussure and Bertrand Sthioul ; 21. Bound Tenses, Galia Hatav ; 22. Embedded Tenses, Toshiyuki Ogihara and Yael Sharvit ; 23. Tenselessness, Jo-Wang Lin ; 24. Nominal Tense, Jacqueline Lecarme ; Part IV. Aspect ; 25. Lexical Aspect, Hana Filip ; 26. Verbal Aspect, Henriette De Swart ; 27. Perfective and Imperfective Aspect, Jadranka Gvozdanoviae ; 28. Progressive and Continuous Aspect, Christian Mair ; 29. Habitual and Generic Aspect, Greg Carlson ; 30. Verbal Pluractionality and Gnomic Imperfectivity, Pier Marco Bertinetto and Alessandro Lenci ; 31. Perfect Tense and Aspect, Marie-Eve Ritz ; 32. Resultative Constructions, John Beavers ; Part V. Aspect and Diathesis ; 33. Voice, Mila Vulchanova ; 34. Case, Kylie Richardson ; Part VI. Modality ; 35. Tense in Modal Utterances, Ilse Depraetere ; 36. Evidentiality and Mirativity, Ferdinand De Haan ; Index
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Review quote

It deserves a place of choice in university libraries and on scholars' bookshelves. * Marc Fryd, Cercles * The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect is substantial, well organised, carefully edited and cross-referenced. It is a comprehensive and high-quality survey of work on tense, aspect and related categories, presenting the results of research in an area of investigation which is not easy to encompass. It offers a clear picture of mainstream work in the field, carried out during the last several decades in what has become known as the western tradition of tense and
aspect studies. On the whole, the volume is accessible, offering adequate reading to a target audience ranging from advanced students, linguists, philosophers of language, computational linguists or industrial researchers. Last but not least, it demonstrates excellent editorial work...a landmark
publication which has every chance of becoming a standard work of reference. * Linguist List *
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About Robert I. Binnick

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).
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