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Title: Tense, Mood and Aspect
Subtitle: Theoretical and Descriptive Issues
Edited By: Louis A. de Saussure
Jacques Moeschler
Genoveva Puskás
Series Title: Cahiers Chronos Vol. 17

This book is a collection of articles dealing with theoretical issues in
the study of tense, mood and aspect, as well as with specific semantic and
syntactic problems raised by linguistic expressions dedicated to these
domains across a variety of languages. Through these papers, strong
variations are explored, but also crosslinguistic convergences are
investigated. Numerous phenomena so far often left aside in linguistics are
described and enlightened by different scientific standpoints, which they
serve to illustrate. The languages investigated in this volume include
Germanic languages (Dutch, English, German), Romance (French, Catalan,
Italian), Slavic (Serbo-Croatian, Czech, Russian), Greek, and
non-indoeuropean languages such as Thai, Digo and Kikuyu. Related topics
such as grammaticalization, presuppositions, questions in dialogue,
illocutionary acts and acquisition are incidentally called upon in order to
shed light from the outside onto tense, mood (and modality) and aspect.
This volume is of great interest for all scholars engaged in contemporary
research on the linguistic expression of tense, mood and aspect. The papers
gathered in this volume are a tight selection of the ones that were
presented at the 6th Chronos colloquium.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9042022086
ISBN-13: 9789042022089
Pages: 246
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