Publication details [#5783]

Kuhn, Steven. 1979. The pragmatics of tense. Synthese 40 : 231–263.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject


A treatment of the tenses of English is given in a slightly modified version of Montague's framework. It is argued that certain assumptions about the common impressions of speaker and hearer can explain (among other things) which tenses are appropriateand which tensed sentences are true on a given occasion.