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Message 1: The Syntax of Time: Gueron, Lecarme

Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 14:13:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: dgw <>
Subject: The Syntax of Time: Gueron, Lecarme

Title: The Syntax of Time
Series Title: Current Studies in Linguistics

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	MIT Press

Book URL:

Editor: Jacqueline Gu�ron, Universit� Paris III
Editor: Jacqueline Lecarme, Centre National de la Recherche

Paperback: ISBN: 0262572176, Pages: 760, Price: U.S. $45


Any analysis of the syntax of time is based on a paradox: it must
include a syntax-based theory of both tense construal and event
construal. Yet while time is undimensional, events have a complex
spatiotemporal structure that reflects their human participants. How
can an event be flattened to fit into the linear time axis? Chomsky's
The Minimalist Program, published in 1995, offers a way to address
this problem. The studies collected in The Syntax of Time investigate
whether problems concerning the construal of tense and aspect can be
reduced to syntactic problems for which the basic mechanism and
principles of generative grammar already provide solutions.

These studies, recent work by leading internationaql scholars in the
field, offer varied perspectives on the syntax of tense and the
temporal construal of events: models of tense interpretation,
construal of verbal forms, temporal aspect versus lexical aspect, the
relation between the event and its argument structure, and the
interaction of case with aktionsart or tense construal. Advances in
the theory of temporal interpretation in the sentence are also applied
to the temporal interpretation of nominals.

Dorit Abusch, Mario Barra Jover, Alexandra Cornilescu, Denis Delfitto,
Hamida Demirdache, Yves D'hulst, M�rvet En�, Nomi Erteschik-Shir,
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri, Alessandra Giorgi, Jacqueline Gu�ron, James
Higginbotham, Michela Ippolito, Angelika Kratzer, Brenda Laca,
Jacqueline Lecarme, Beth Levin, David Pesetsky, Fabio Pianesi, Tova
Rapoport, Malka Rappaport-Hovav, Susan Rothstein, Philippe Schlenker,
Carlota Smith, Tim Stowell, Esther Torrego, Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria,
Karen Zagona.

Jaqueline Gu�ron is Professor of English Linguistics at the Universit�
Paris III. Jacqueline Lecarme is a researcher in the Laboratoire de
Linguistique Formelle, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
(CNRS), and Universit� Paris 7

Lingfield(s):	Syntax
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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