Tense, Aspect, Modality, and Evidentiality

Crosslinguistic perspectives

| University of Arizona
| Paris Diderot University & University of Colorado
| Paris Diderot University
ISBN 9789027200969 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027263902 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
After an introductory chapter that provides an overview to theoretical issues in tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality, this volume presents a variety of original contributions that are firmly empirically-grounded based on elicited or corpus data, while adopting different theoretical frameworks. Thus, some chapters rely on large diachronic corpora and provide new qualitative insight on the evolution of TAM systems through quantitative methods, while others carry out a collostructional analysis of past-tensed verbs using inferential statistics to explore the lexical grammar of verbs. A common goal is to uncover semantic regularities and variation in the TAM systems of the languages under study by taking a close look at context. Such a fine-grained approach contributes to our understanding of the TAM systems from a typological perspective. The focus on well-known Indo-European languages (e.g. French, German, English, Spanish) and also on less commonly studied languages (e.g. Hungarian, Estonian, Avar, Andi, Tagalog) provides a valuable cross-linguistic perspective.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 197]  2018.  viii, 366 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: On the gradience of TAM-E categories
Dalila Ayoun, Agnès Celle and Laure Lansari
Chapter 2. A quantitative perspective on modality and future tense in French and German
Annalena Hütsch
Chapter 3. The temporal uses of French devoir and Estonian pidama (‘must’)
Anu Treikelder and Marri Amon
Chapter 4. The competition between the present conditional and the prospective imperfect in French over the centuries: First results
Jacques Bres, Sascha Diwersy and Giancarlo Luxardo
Chapter 5. Evidentiality and the TAM systems in English and Spanish: A cognitive and cross-linguistic perspective
Juana I. Marín-Arrese
Chapter 6. Expressing sources of information, knowledge and belief in English and Spanish informative financial texts
Marta Carretero and Yolanda Berdasco-Gancedo
Chapter 7. Evidentiality and epistemic modality in Old Catalan: A diachronic cognitive approach to the semantics of modal verbs
Andreu Sentí
Chapter 8. ‘I think’: An enunciative and corpus-based perspective
Graham Ranger
Chapter 9. Embedding evidence in Tagalog and German: On two types of evidentials
Jennifer Tan and Johannes Mursell
Chapter 10. Questions as indirect speech acts in surprise contexts
Agnès Celle
Chapter 11. Non-finiteness, complementation and evidentiality: The Lithuanian Accusativus cum Participio in a cross-linguistic perspective
Aurelija Usonienė and Nigel Vincent
Chapter 12. The perfect in Avar and Andi: Cross-linguistic variation among two closely-related East Caucasian languages
Samira Verhees
Chapter 13. The different grammars of event singularisation: A cross-linguistic corpus study
Eric Corre
Chapter 14. Phraseological usage patterns of past tenses: A corpus-driven look on French passé composé and imparfait
Oliver Wicher
Chapter 15. Path scales: Directed-motion verbs, prepositions and telicity in European Portuguese
António José Rodriguez Leal, Fátima Oliveira and Purificação Silvano
Name Index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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