Tense and Aspect

Tense and Aspect : From Semantics to Morphosyntax

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When studying the two concepts of tense and aspect linguists have commonly kept apart their semantic and syntactic properties. The authors bridge the gap between the semantic and syntactic properties of verb tense and aspect, and suggest a unified account of tense and aspect using Chomsky's Principles and Parameters framework. They compare tense and aspect systems in Romance and Germanic languages, allowing them to hypothesize principles of universal grammar related to tense and aspect, as well as explain language-specific phenomena. "They have achieved results in the area of tense and aspect that go well beyond what had been done previously." Richard Kayne, CUNY (series editor)show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 22mm | 480.81g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • line illustrations
  • 0195091930
  • 9780195091939

About Alessandra Giorgi

Alessandra Giorgi is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Bergamo, Italy. Fabio Pianesi is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Technology and Scientific Research (IRST) in Trento, Italy.show more

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