The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

(Oxford Studies of Time in Language and Thought)

51pWgwSzaNL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Astrid De Wit
Isbn 9780198759539
File size 1.4MB
Year 2016
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF
Category Culture

Book Description:

"De Wit has managed to something remarkable,which is to construct a comparative analysis of an underexamined issue of tense and aspect that has typological promiseâA great merit of this study is that the analysis manages to take each language (family) on its own terms, instead of focusing on subsets of the relevant data and reductivist generalizations...With regard to its theoretical potential, her development of a cognitive-linguistic epistemic approach to aspectual semantics is a welcome departure from the traditional approach of relying almost entirely on configurations on the timeline" -- Stephen M. Dickey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Folia Linguistica



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