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Journal Title: Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   12/1
Issue Title: Special issue on Tense and Aspect
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Introduction
Alexandra FiƩis & Ana Madeira

Tensed and non-tensed nominalization of the infinitive in Portuguese
Ana Maria Brito

The projection of Inner Aspect in Vietnamese
Trang Phan

To Bi or not to Bi: A pronominal analysis for past
Marleen Susanne van de Vate

The interaction of negation with tense modality and information structure in Standard Arabic
Nasser Al-Horais

The semantic contribution of the past tense morpheme kaan in Palestinian counterfactuals
Hadil Karawani & Hedde Zeijlstra

Embedded aspect in L2 acquistion: Evidence from L1 Russian learners of Greek
Sviatana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann

L2 acquisition of English present perfect interpretations
Sviatana Karpava & Yoryia Agouraki
Publisher: Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Greek, Modern
LL Issue: 24.4566