Chapter published in:Perfects in Indo-European Languages and Beyond
Edited by Robert Crellin and Thomas Jügel
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 352] 2020
► pp. 635–668
Chapter 19Indo-European perfects in typological perspective
This chapter looks at Indo-European perfects in the light of recent typological research on TAME (tense-aspect-mood-evidentiality), in particular the work done at the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University with the help of massive parallel corpora. The chapter starts with a survey of data sources and methods for multilingual linguistic research. Parameters of variation among perfects, both within Indo-European and elsewhere, are discussed: negated experiential uses, universal uses, combinations with definite time adverbials and words like ‘just’. Incipient grammaticalization of words for ‘already’ in the Indo-European languages is also considered.
- 2.Data sources for multilingual linguistic research
- 3.Methods in multilingual corpus studies
- 4.The corpora
- 5.Perfects and iamitives
- 6.Parameters of variation in IE perfects and elsewhere
- 7.Incipient grammaticalization of ‘already’ in Indo-European languages
Published online: 23 September 2020
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