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Title Tense, mood and aspect : theoretical and descriptive issues / edited by Louis de Saussure, Jacques Moeschler and Genoveva Puskas.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.

Series Cahiers Chronos ; 17.
Cahiers Chronos ; 17.
Subject Comparative linguistics.
Alt Name Saussure, Louis de.
Moeschler, Jacques.
Puskás, Genoveva.
Colloque Chronos (6th : 2004 : Geneva, Switzerland)
Description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note Selection of papers presented at the 6th Chronos Colloquium in Geneva, 2004.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Explanetory matter on p. [4] of cover also in French.
Print version record.
Contents Table of contents; Introduction; The descriptive inadequacy of Reichenbach's tense system: A new proposal; The evaluation of aspectual distance, speed and progress; The grammaticalization of tense markers: A pragmatic reanalysis; Aspectual interactions between predicates and their external arguments in French; Alors as a possible temporal connective in discourse; The power of prepositions: Is he sleeping now or usually?; On the dual nature of the Catalan present perfect; Epistemic modality and questions in dialogue. The case of Italian interrogative constructions in the subjunctive mood
In the mood of desire and hope: remarks on the German subjunctive, the verb second phenomenon, the nature of volitional predicates and speculations on illocutionDutch equivalents of the German past conjunctive: zou +infinitive and the modal preterit; Slavic verb prefixes are resultative; The acquisition of aspect in child Greek: A production experiment; The Thai cla: a marker of tense or modality?
Summary This book is a collection of articles dealing with theoretical issues in the study of tense, mood and aspect, as well as with specific semantic and syntactic problems raised by linguistic expressions dedicated to these domains across a variety of languages. Through these papers, strong variations are explored, but also crosslinguistic convergences are investigated. Numerous phenomena so far often left aside in linguistics are described and enlightened by different scientific standpoints, which they serve to illustrate. The languages investigated in this volume include Germanic languages (Dutch.
ISBN 9781435600652 (electronic bk.)
1435600657 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 173505062
Additional Format Print version: Tense, mood and aspect. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007 9789042022089 9042022086 (OCoLC)132681338.