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Title: Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Modality
Edited By: Lotte Hogeweg
Helen de Hoop
Andrej L. Malchukov
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20148
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 148
Description:

In recent years, we have witnessed, on the one hand, an increased interest
in cross-linguistic data in formal semantic studies, and, on the other
hand, an increased concern for semantic issues in language typology.
However, only few studies combine semantic and typological research for a
particular semantic domain (such as the papers in Bach et al. (1995) on
quantification and Smith (1997) on aspect). This book brings together
formal semanticists with a cross-linguistic perspective and/or those
working on lesser-known languages, and typologists interested in semantic
theory, to discuss semantic variation in the specific domain of Tense,
Aspect, and Mood/Modality.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Typology
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027255318
ISBN-13: 9789027255310
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027288936
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00