Tenses in 19th-century Dutch sentence-grammar
In this paper some theories on tenses are described. These theories appeared in the Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century. The purpose is not just describing the different tense-systems of P. Weiland (1805), W. Bilderdijk (1826), W. G. Brill (1846) and L. A. te Winkel (1866). In the first half of the 19th century some fundamental changes took place. It is shown that these changes are based upon continuity of research of time and tense in the Dutch tradition. This continuity is found on three levels: (a) The research was concentrated on the verbal forms, no other information from the sentence was used. (b) The grammarians took the relationship between linguistic forms and logical categories as a one-to-one relation. (c) The morphological form of the Dutch language determined the grammatical representation of the tense-systems more and more.
Published online: 01 January 1988
Brekle, Herbert Ernst
Gale, R. M.
Janssen, Theo A. J. M.
le Loux-Schuringa, J. A.
Luhrman, Gerard Johannes
Oversteegen, L. & H. J. Verkuyl
Verkuyl, H. J. & J. A. le Loux-Schuringa
Winkel, Lammert Allard te