"Perfect Explorations" contains contributions dealing with the syntax, morphology, semantics, and diachronic development of the Perfect and the components it is built on across languages. The volume brings these aspects together, working towards a comprehensive theory of the Perfect which takes into consideration the interfaces between the various components of the grammar. Issues addressed include: the temporal vs. aspectual character of the perfect, the contribution of adverbial modification, the structure of the perfect participle.
Artemis Alexiadou is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Stuttgart.
Monika Rathert is Research Assistant at the University of Tübingen.
Arnim von Stechow is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Tübingen.
FROM THE CONTENTS:
Artemis Alexiadou, Monika Rathert & Arnim von Stechow
Preface: the modules of Perfect constructions
Participles and voice
Temporal homogeneity and the Italian Perfect
Abdelkader Fassi Fehri
Arabic Perfect and temporal adverbs
A puzzle about until and the Present Perfect
A little bit more on the English Perfect
Sabine Iatridou, Elena Anagnostopoulou & Roumyana Pancheva:
Observations about the form and meaning of the Perfect
On the stativity of the English Perfect
Tense, aspect, and the Greek Perfect
Seit-adverbials in Perfect constructions
The aspectual makeup of Perfect participles and the interpretations of the Perfect
Alla Paslawska & Arnim von Stechow
Perfect readings in Russian
Possession and conversation: the case of the category Perfect
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