Time in Languages, Languages in Time
Anna Čermáková | Charles University, Prague
Thomas Egan | Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Hilde Hasselgård | University of Oslo
Sylvi Rørvik | Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
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] 2021. vi, 307 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Time in languages, languages in timeAnna Čermáková, Thomas Egan, Hilde Hasselgård and Sylvi Rørvik | pp. 1–8
Slavery and Britain in the 19th centuryTony McEnery, Helen Baker and Vaclav Brezina | pp. 9–38
Diachronic change in the ordering of kinship binomials: A contrastive perspectiveAnna Čermáková | pp. 39–66
Tracing processes in auxiliarization: Time-sufficiency verbs from a Norwegian-Swedish-English contrastive perspectiveMats Johansson and Lene Nordrum | pp. 67–94
Translating verbal tenses between tensed and tenseless languages: A contrastive study of multilingual corporaCristina Grisot and Juan Sun | pp. 95–128
From language to language, from time to time: Echoic binomials from an English-German-Swedish perspectiveMagnus Levin and Jenny Ström Herold | pp. 129–154
Just a moment : Brief times in English and NorwegianThomas Egan and Siri Fürst Skogmo | pp. 155–180
Then and now in English and French: Parallel patterns?Diana M. Lewis | pp. 181–200
Time adverbials in English and Norwegian news discourseHilde Hasselgård | pp. 201–228
Minutes of action! A contrastive analysis of time expressions in English and Norwegian football match reportsSigne Oksefjell Ebeling | pp. 229–254
Cross-disciplinary and cross-linguistic uses of tensed verb phrases in the methods sections of master’s thesesSylvi Rørvik | pp. 255–282
The expression of time in English and Czech children’s literature: A contrastive phraseological perspectiveMarkéta Malá, Denisa Šebestová and Jiří Milička | pp. 283–304
Index | pp. 305–308
Cited by 2 other publications
David, Caroline, Laurence Vincent-Durroux, Kerry Mullan, Christine Béal & Cécile Poussard
2023. Temporal reference in oral narratives produced by French learners of English as a second language. In Reference [Studies in Language Companion Series, 228], ► pp. 305 ff.
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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