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LINGUIST List 23.3365

Fri Aug 10 2012

Books: Space in Tense: Chung

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 09-Aug-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Space in Tense: Chung
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Title: Space in Tense
Subtitle: The interaction of tense, aspect, evidentiality and speech acts in Korean
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 189
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.189

Author: Kyung-Sook Chung
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273802 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273802 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273802 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255723 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255723 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255723 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Abstract:

This monograph explores the tense, aspect, mood, and evidentiality of Korean, which has a rich verbal inflectional system, and proposes novel treatments within the framework of compositional semantics. One of the major contributions is the demonstration that Korean has two types of deictic tense—simple deictic and spatial deictic tense. Spatial deictic tense refers to the notion of the speaker's 'perceptual field' (or deictic range), as well as to temporality, functioning to set up a condition for a systematic evidential distinction. The research in this volume shows that the basic paradigm of evidentiality of Korean derives from the standard TMA system combined with the notion of space. This volume also shows that perfect and past tense utilize different primitives. The intended readership of this volume extends beyond Koreanists to scholars interested specifically in tense, mood, aspect, and evidentiality as well as in general theories of grammar and semantics-pragmatics.

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Korean (kor)

Written In: English (eng)

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