Publication details [#467]

Rauh, Gisa. 1983. Tenses as deictic categories: An analysis of English and German tenses. In Rauh, Gisa, ed. Essays on deixis. G. Narr. pp. 229–275.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


It is shown that a deictic analysis which integrates tenses in their theoretical environment is the most appropriate one. The implications of the notion 'deictic' with respect to tenses are discussed; the specific functions of each tense are determined within a general deictic framework and the system is applied to English and German.