Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Modality

| Radboud University Nijmegen
| Radboud University Nijmegen
| Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Institute of Linguistic Studies, Saint Petersburg
ISBN 9789027255310 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027288936 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
In recent years, we have witnessed, on the one hand, an increased interest in cross-linguistic data in formal semantic studies, and, on the other hand, an increased concern for semantic issues in language typology. However, only few studies combine semantic and typological research for a particular semantic domain (such as the papers in Bach et al. (1995) on quantification and Smith (1997) on aspect). This book brings together formal semanticists with a cross-linguistic perspective and/or those working on lesser-known languages, and typologists interested in semantic theory, to discuss semantic variation in the specific domain of Tense, Aspect, and Mood/Modality.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 148]  2009.  vii, 406 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
The semantics of tense, aspect and modality in the languages of the world
Lotte Hogeweg, Helen de Hoop and Andrej L. Malchukov
Incompatible categories: Resolving the “present perfective paradox”
Andrej L. Malchukov
The perfective/imperfective distinction: Coercion or aspectual operators?
Corien Bary
Lexical and compositional factors in the aspectual system of Adyghe
Peter M. Arkadiev
Event structure of non-culminating accomplishments
Sergei Tatevosov and Mikhail Ivanov
The grammaticalised use of the Burmese verbs la ‘come’ and thwà ‘go’
Nicoletta Romeo
Irrealis in Yurakaré and other languages: On the cross-linguistic consistency of an elusive category
Rik van Gijn and Sonja Gipper
On the selection of mood in complement clauses
Rui Marques
‘Out of control’ marking as circumstantial modality in St’át’imcets
Henry Davis, Lisa Matthewson and Hotze Rullmann
Modal geometry: Remarks on the structure of a modal map
Kees de Schepper and Joost Zwarts
Acquisitive modals
Johan van der Auwera, Petar Kehayov and Alice Vittrant
Conflicting constraints on the interpretation of modal auxiliaries
Ad Foolen and Helen de Hoop
Modality and context dependence
Fabrice Nauze
Verbal semantic shifts under negation, intensionality, and imperfectivity: Russian genitive objects
Barbara H. Partee and Vladimir Borschev
The Estonian partitive evidential: Some notes on the semantic parallels between aspect and evidential categories
Anne Tamm
“Overall, the book definitely achieves both the goal (quoted at the beginning of this review) 'to give greater prominence to the semantic richness of tense, aspect, modality, and their interactions, in the languages of the world'' and the hope that it ''contributes to the emergent field of semantic typology'.”
“This volume is essential for anybody working on TAM marking or those interested in the question of whether semantics and typology can be useful to each other, a question that in my view can only be answered with an emphatic ‘yes’.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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