Perfects in Indo-European Languages and Beyond

| University of Cambridge
| Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
ISBN 9789027207371 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027260901 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume provides a detailed investigation of perfects from all the branches of the Indo-European language family, in some cases representing the first ever comprehensive description. Thorough philological examinations result in empirically well-founded analyses illustrated with over 940 examples. The unique temporal depth and diatopic breadth of attested Indo-European languages permits the investigation of both TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) systems over time and recurring cycles of change, as well as synchronic patterns of areal distribution and contact phenomena. These possibilities are fully exploited in the volume. Furthermore, the cross-linguistic perspective adopted by many authors, as well as the inclusion of contributions which go beyond the boundaries of the Indo-European family per se, facilitates typological comparison. As such, the volume is intended to serve as a springboard for future research both into the semantics of the perfect in Indo-European itself, and verb systems across the world’s languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 352]  2020.  xiv, 686 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editors’ foreword
Chapter 1. Introduction
Bernard Comrie
Chapter 2. The development of the perfect within IE verbal systems: An overview
Martin Joachim Kümmel
Chapter 3. Celtic past tenses past and present
Arndt Wigger
Chapter 4. The development of the perfect in selected Middle and New Germanic languages
Hanna Fischer
Chapter 5. Perfects in Baltic and Slavic
Peter M. Arkadiev and Björn Wiemer
Chapter 6. Paradigmatisation of the perfect and resultative in Tocharian
Ilja A. Seržant
Chapter 7. The synthetic perfect from Indo-Iranian to Late Vedic
Eystein Dahl
Chapter 8. The perfect in Middle and New Iranian languages
Thomas Jügel
Chapter 9. The perfect in North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic
Geoffrey Khan
Chapter 10. The perfect in Classical Armenian
Daniel Kölligan
Chapter 11. The Hittite periphrastic perfect
Guglielmo Inglese and Silvia Luraghi
Chapter 12. The Gothic perfective constructions in contrast to West Germanic
Michail L. Kotin
Chapter 13. The perfect system in Ancient Greek
Robert Crellin
Chapter 14. The perfect in Medieval and Modern Greek
Geoffrey C. Horrocks
Chapter 15. The perfect system of Old Albanian (Geg variety)
Stefan Schumacher
Chapter 16. The perfect system in Latin
Robert Crellin
Chapter 17. Calquing a quirk: The perfect in the languages of Europe
Bridget Drinka
Chapter 18. The perfect in context in texts in English, Sistani Balochi and New Testament Greek
Stephen H. Levinsohn
Chapter 19. Indo-European perfects in typological perspective
Östen Dahl
Language Index
Subject Index
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