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LINGUIST List 18.221

Mon Jan 22 2007

Books: Historical Ling/Pragmatics/Semantics/Syntax: Ziegeler

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Interfaces with English Aspect: Ziegeler

Message 1: Interfaces with English Aspect: Ziegeler
Date: 18-Jan-2007
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Interfaces with English Aspect: Ziegeler

Title: Interfaces with English Aspect
Subtitle: Diachronic and empirical studies
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 82
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%2082

Author: Debra Ziegeler
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027230928 Pages: 325 Price: Europe EURO 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027230928 Pages: 325 Price: U.S. $ 150.00

The field of verbal aspect has been a focus for the derivation of a
multiplicity of theoretical approaches ranging over decades of linguistic
research. From the point of view of recent studies, though, there has been
relatively little emphasis on the nature of the interaction of aspect with
other categories, and the ways in which our knowledge of aspect acts as a
primary semantic contributor to the creation of other basic verbal
parameters such as tense and modality. This book aims to cross some of the
categorial borders, using a collection of studies on the interfaces of
English aspect with other grammatical domains. The studies in the book have
been assembled in order to answer two central issues surrounding the nature
of English aspect: the possibility of the historical co-existence of a
perfective and imperfective grammatical distinction in English, and the
derivation of modality as an inference arising out of specific conflicts
and combinations of lexical and grammatical aspect. In answering these
questions, a data-driven, rather than a theory-driven approach is favoured,
and the general principles of Gricean pragmatics and grammaticalisation are
applied to a wide range of empirical sources to propose alternative
explanations to some long-established problems of English historical
linguistics and semantics.

Table of contents

Preface and acknowledgements ix-x
Abbreviations xi
List of figures and tables xiii-xv
Introduction 1-27
Imperfectivity and the English Progressive 29-88
Perfectivity in English: The case of do 89-137
Proximative aspect 139-207
Aspectual collocations and nascent modality 209-239
Generic aspect in the emergence of future will 241-285
Concluding thoughts 287-298
References 299-316
Name Index 317-320
Subject index 321-325

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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