Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Modality

Lotte Hogeweg | Radboud University Nijmegen
ORCID logoHelen de Hoop | Radboud University Nijmegen
Andrej L. Malchukov | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Institute of Linguistic Studies, Saint Petersburg
ISBN 9789027255310 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027288936 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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In recent years, we have witnessed, on the one hand, an increased interest in cross-linguistic data in formal semantic studies, and, on the other hand, an increased concern for semantic issues in language typology. However, only few studies combine semantic and typological research for a particular semantic domain (such as the papers in Bach et al. (1995) on quantification and Smith (1997) on aspect). This book brings together formal semanticists with a cross-linguistic perspective and/or those working on lesser-known languages, and typologists interested in semantic theory, to discuss semantic variation in the specific domain of Tense, Aspect, and Mood/Modality.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 148] 2009.  vii, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Overall, the book definitely achieves both the goal (quoted at the beginning of this review) 'to give greater prominence to the semantic richness of tense, aspect, modality, and their interactions, in the languages of the world'' and the hope that it ''contributes to the emergent field of semantic typology'.”
“This volume is essential for anybody working on TAM marking or those interested in the question of whether semantics and typology can be useful to each other, a question that in my view can only be answered with an emphatic ‘yes’.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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