LINGUIST List 32.3232

Wed Oct 13 2021

Books: The Compositional Nature of Tense, Mood and Aspect: Volume 167: Verkuyl

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 10-Oct-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <ehennerleycambridge.org>
Subject: The Compositional Nature of Tense, Mood and Aspect: Volume 167: Verkuyl
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Title: The Compositional Nature of Tense, Mood and Aspect: Volume 167
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 167
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/grammar-and-syntax/compositional-nature-tense-mood-and-aspect-volume-167?format=HB

Author: Henk J. Verkuyl
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108839280 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108839280 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.20
Hardback: ISBN: 9781108839280 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 110.00
Abstract:

Bringing together fifty years' worth of cross-linguistic research, this pioneering monograph explores the complex interaction between tense, mood and aspect. It looks at the long way of combining elementary semantic units at the bottom of phrase structure up to and including the top of a sentence. Rejecting ternary tense as blocking compositionality, it introduces three levels obtained by binary tense oppositions. It also counters an outdated view on motion by assuming that change is not expressed as having an inherent goal but rather as dynamic interaction between different number systems that allows us to package information into countable and continuous units. It formally identifies the central role of a verb in a variety of argument structures and integrates adverbial modifiers into the compositional structure at different tense levels of phrase structure. This unique contribution to the field will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers in the syntax-semantics interface.

1. Introductory chapter; 2. How to deal with the long tradition of going ternary?; 3. Binary tense structure; 4. Naive physics and aspectual composition; 5. Levels of interaction between aspect and tense; 6. Binary tense structure and adverbial modification; 7. How to deal binarily with...?; 8. Tense, mood and aspect.


Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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