The Perfect Volume

Papers on the perfect

| Norwegian University of Science and Technology
| University of Poitiers
ISBN 9789027208606 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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Drawing on the data and history from a wide range of languages, from Atayal to Zapotec, this volume brings together leading scholars in the field of tense and aspect research resulting in 18 contributions on the perfect and some of its close relatives (e.g. iamitives). Different approaches complement each other to shed light on the source, emergence, grammaticalization, and the typological extension of perfect constructions cross-linguistically. One focal point is the so-called aoristic drift, where the perfect comes to resemble the simple past or aorist (often via the hodiernal ‘today’ reading). The semantics and pragmatics of perfects are also investigated through their interaction with other categories (e.g. negation, mood). Over time some perfects undergo auxiliary doubling or omission, or the auxiliary becomes subject to selection. These facts also receive special attention in this book, presenting new insights on perfects in both well-studied as well as very understudied languages.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 217]  Expected July 2021.  vii, 478 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Chapter 1. The perfect volume: Papers on the perfect
Kristin Melum Eide and Marc Fryd
Part I. Perfects and their relatives
Chapter 2. “Universal” readings of perfects and iamitives in typological perspective
Östen Dahl
Chapter 3. Perfect and its relatives in Atayal
Irene Gorbunova
Chapter 4. Structural and functional variations of the perfect in the Lezgic languages
Timur A. Maisak
Chapter 5. Cross-linguistic parallels and contrasts in a contact language perfect construction
Peter Slomanson
Chapter 6. Perfect and negation: Evidence from Lithuanian and sundry languages
Peter M. Arkadiev
Chapter 7. The diachrony of the perfect in Zapotec
George Aaron Broadwell
Part II. Perfect extensions, hodiernality and aoristic drift
Chapter 8. More on hodiernality
Teresa M. Xiqués
Chapter 9. The impact of the simultaneity vector on the temporal-aspectual development of the perfect tense in Romance languages
Susana Azpiazu Torres
Chapter 10. Gauging expansion in synchrony: The periphrastic perfect in nineteen century Rioplatense Spanish
Guro Nore Fløgstad and Celeste Rodríguez Louro
Part III. Morphology of perfects
Chapter 11. The rise of the periphrastic perfect tense in the continental West Germanic languages
Hans Broekhuis
Chapter 12. On the emergence of auxiliary selection in Germanic
Ida Larsson
Chapter 13. Language contact and competition in the periphrastic perfect in Early English
Tamás Eitler and Gábor Vadász
Chapter 14. The Swedish perfect and periphrasis
Fredrik Heinat
Chapter 15. “Have-less perfects” in Norwegian: An old Norse heritage
Kristin Melum Eide
Chapter 16. From have-omission to supercompounds: A wealth of English perfects
Marc Fryd
Chapter 17. Auxiliary reduction in secondary grammaticalization: Evidence from the Spanish periphrastic past
Chad Howe
Chapter 18. The functions of the auxiliary ‘have’ in Australian English vivid narratives
Marie-Eve Ritz and Sophie L.R. Richard
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021005952 | Marc record