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Title: Time
Subtitle: Language, Cognition & Reality
Edited By: Kasia M. Jaszczolt
Louis A. de Saussure
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199589876.do
Series Title: Oxford Studies of Time in Language and Thought
Description:

This book considers linguistic and mental representations of time. Prominent linguists and philosophers from all over the world examine and report on recent work on the representation of temporal reference; the interaction of the temporal information from tense, aspect, modality, temporal adverbials, and context; and the representation of the temporal relations between events and states, as well as between facts, propositions, sentences, and utterances. They link this to current research on the cognitive processing of temporal reference, linguistic and philosophical semantics, psychology, and anthropology. The book is divided into three parts: Time, Tense, and Temporal Reference in Discourse; Time and Modality; and Cognition and Metaphysics of Time. It will interest scholars and advanced students of time and temporal reference in linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and cognitive science.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Semantics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199589876
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00