The Expression of Temporal Meaning in Caboverdean - Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] (Hardback)
  • The Expression of Temporal Meaning in Caboverdean - Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] (Hardback)
zoom

The Expression of Temporal Meaning in Caboverdean - Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] (Hardback)

(author)
£103.50
Hardback 228 Pages
Published: 08/02/2021
  • We can order this from the publisher

UK delivery within 3-4 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
One hot topic in contemporary linguistics concerns how we express the passage of time in natural language. In particular, interesting questions have been raised as to how formerly understudied languages fit into deep-rooted theoretical frameworks, which among other features comprise a grammatical category of tense. This monograph mainly contributes to this debate in two complementary ways: through a detailed description of a large set of new data from two varieties of Caboverdean, a Portuguese-related language, and through a novel approach to the role of its few temporal morphemes, which allows to better define how tense meanings, aspect, and mood, together with other linguistic and extralinguistic information, provide what we understand as past, present, and future. The adequate study of this non-standardized language, with its impressive internal variation, thus brings new insights to old theoretical problems. Additionally, a welcome side effect of these new descriptions and analyses is that they promote a scientifically grounded attitude towards linguistic diversity.

Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110668247
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm

You may also be interested in...

Manorism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Word
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Added to basket
The New Penguin Russian Course
Added to basket
The Will to Power
Added to basket
The Language of Tattoos
Added to basket
How Words Get Good
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Etymologicon
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Why Is This a Question?
Added to basket
How to Argue with a Cat
Added to basket
The Translations of Seamus Heaney
Added to basket
Kingdom of Characters
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Korean Stories For Language Learners
Added to basket
The Illustrated Etymologicon
Added to basket
Think Again
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.