Time in Languages, Languages in Time

Editors
| Charles University, Prague
| Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
| University of Oslo
| Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
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This volume comprises a collection of contrastive studies on language and time. Languages represented include Czech, French, German, Mandarin, Norwegian and Swedish, all of which are contrasted with English. While the amount of published research on temporal relations in general is considerable, less work has been carried out on comparing how we talk about time in various languages and how languages change over time. Several methodological challenges are addressed and solutions proposed, such as how to deal with poor quality historical data and how to identify n-grams in typologically different languages for purposes of comparison. The results of the various studies show how multilingual corpora can increase our knowledge of language-specific features as well as linguistic, typological and cultural differences and similarities across languages.
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 101]  Expected November 2021.  vi, 304 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Time in languages, languages in time
Anna Čermáková, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård and Sylvi Rørvik
Slavery and Britain in the 19th century
Tony McEnery, Helen Baker and Vaclav Brezina
Diachronic change in the ordering of kinship binomials: A contrastive perspective
Anna Čermáková
Tracing processes in auxiliarization: Time sufficiency verbs from a Norwegian-Swedish-English contrastive perspective
Mats Johansson and Lene Nordrum
Translating verbal tenses between tensed and tenseless languages: A contrastive study of multilingual corpora
Cristina Grisot and Juan Sun
From language to language, from time to time: Echoic binomials from an English-German-Swedish perspective
Magnus Levin and Jenny Ström Herold
Just a moment : Brief times in English and Norwegian
Thomas Egan and Siri Fürst Skogmo
Then and now in English and French: Parallel patterns?
Diana M. Lewis
Time adverbials in English and Norwegian news discourse
Hilde Hasselgård
Minutes of action! A contrastive analysis of time expressions in English and Norwegian football match reports
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling
Cross-disciplinary and cross-linguistic uses of tensed verb phrases in the methods sections of master’s theses
Sylvi Rørvik
The expression of time in English and Czech children’s literature: A contrastive phraseological perspective
Markéta Malá, Denisa Šebestová and Jiří Milička
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General