The Perfect Time Span

On the present perfect in German, Swedish and English

| Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen
ISBN 9789027255082 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027290717 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This book is the first book-length study on the Swedish present perfect. It provides an in-depth exploration of the present perfect in English, German and Swedish. It is claimed that only a discourse-based ExtendedNow-approach fully accounts for the present perfect. The main claim is that the length of the ExtendedNow-interval varies cross-linguistically. The book is couched within the framework of the Discourse Representation Theory and also within Distributed Morphology. It is shown that Swedish provides empirical evidence against all previous research in the field. The following questions are investigated: Is it possible to assign a single uniform meaning to the present perfect? How can we account for the different readings of the perfect? How can we account for the cross-linguistic variation? These issues are addressed from a comparative perspective by integrating previous research on the present perfect. This book is of interest to all those working in the field of tense and aspect.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 125]  2008.  xi, 171 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Preliminaries
Chapter 2: The components of the perfect meaning
Chapter 3: Adverbials and the perfect
Chapter 4: The inferential present perfect in Swedish
Chapter 5: Perfect readings
Chapter 6: Conclusion
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008008201 | Marc record