Temporality: Universals and Variation - Explorations in Semantics (Hardback)Maria Bittner (author)
Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 13/05/2014
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Temporality surveys the ways in which languages of different types refer to past, present, and future events, through an in-depth examination of four major language types: tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, and mood-based Kalaallisut. * Cutting-edge research on directly compositional dynamic semantics of languages with and without grammatical tense * New in-depth analysis of temporal, aspectual, modal, as well as nominal discourse reference * Presents a novel logical language for representing linguistic meaning (Update with Centering) * Develops a unified theory of tense, aspect, mood, and person as different types of grammatical centering systems
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 688 g
Dimensions: 246 x 176 x 22 mm
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