When-Clauses and Temporal Structure

When-Clauses and Temporal Structure

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Tense is one of the central issues of linguistics, and has been the focus of much attention in recent years. In this book, Declerck offers a detailed discussion of the temporal structures that are expressed by the combination of tense forms with the conjunction when.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 557g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138987093
  • 9781138987098

Table of contents

AcknowledgementsList of abbreviationsContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: A typology of when-clausesChapter 3: The 'temporal conjunction' whenChapter 4: A model of the English tense systemChapter 5: WCs and temporal structureChapter 6: Canonical WCs and the expression of temporal relationsChapter 7: Special relative tense uses in canonical WCsChapter 8: Canonical WCs establishing a temporal domainChapter 9: The interpretation of canonical WCsChapter 10: Narrative WCsChapter 11: WCs other than canonical or narrative WCsChapter 12: ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexshow more