LINGUIST List 28.1422

Tue Mar 21 2017

Qs: Reception of Harald Weinrich's Work

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 17-Mar-2017
From: Wido van Peursen <>
Subject: Reception of Harald Weinrich's Work
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Dear all,

In Biblical Hebrew linguistics there is a school of thought (its reprsentatives include Wolfgang Schneider, Alviero Niccacci, Eep Talstra) that is deeply influenced by Harald Weinrich’s monograph ''Tempus. Besprochene und erzählte Welt'' (1964). However, outside this group of Hebrew scholars I never meet linguists who follow in Weinrich’s footsteps regarding, e.g. his view on (or rather denial of) the verb forms as expressing tense and/or aspect. Can anyone inform me about the reception of Weinrich’s work on German, French and Spanish, in Germanic, Romanic or general linguistics?


Wido van Peursen
Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer, VU Amsterdam

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Romance

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