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Title: From now to eternity
Written By: Walter De Mulder
Edited By: Jesse Mortelmans
Tanja Mortelmans
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=Chronos+22
Series Title: Cahiers Chronos 22
Description:

The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th
Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006). They specifically focus on issues
dealing with the categories of Aktionsart, aspect and tense, and the
possible relations between these categories, mainly in Germanic and Romance
languages. Some of the papers in this collection put the relation between
tense and modal meaning into focus, which was in fact the Antwerp
conference’s special topic. More in particular, the papers in this volume
deal with: non-state imperfectives in Romance and West-Germanic; aspectual
properties of French locative constructions; a new typology of
accomplishments and achievements; the compatibility of (im)perfective
aspect with negation; temporal properties of gerundive adjunct clauses in
Portuguese; the Present Perfective Puzzle; the multiple meanings of the
present perfect in the Germanic languages; modal uses of present and
non-present tenses in Dutch and French; the impossibility to use
‘perfective’ viewpoint tenses in conditional protases.

Contents

Tanja Mortelmans and Walter De Mulder: Introduction
Werner Abraham and Cláudio C. e C. Gonçalvez: Non-state imperfectives in
Romance and West-Germanic: How does Germanic render the progressive?
Maria Asnes: Aspectual symmetry between indirect locative and external
arguments: the French case
Fabienne Martin: Revisiting the distinction between accomplishments and
achievements
Matti Miestamo and Johan van der Auwera: Negation and perfective vs.
imperfective aspect
António Leal: Some semantic aspects of gerundive clauses in European Portuguese
Gerhard Schaden: Introducing the present perfective puzzle
Björn Rothstein: Why the present perfect differs crosslinguistically. Some
new insights
Karen Deschamps and Hans Smessaert: (Non)-modal uses of the present
indicative in Dutch legislation
Adeline Patard and Arnaud Richard: Attenuation in French simple tenses
Patrick Caudal: Towards a novel aspectuo-temporal account of conditionals

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Language Family(ies): Germanic
Romance
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789042032682
Prices: Europe EURO 44
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789042032675
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