Cross-linguistic Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Modality by Lotte Hogeweg, Helen de Hoop, Andrej Malchukov

By Lotte Hogeweg, Helen de Hoop, Andrej Malchukov

In recent times, we've witnessed, at the one hand, an elevated curiosity in cross-linguistic facts in formal semantic reviews, and, nevertheless, an elevated hindrance for semantic concerns in language typology. notwithstanding, in basic terms few reports mix semantic and typological examine for a selected semantic area (such because the papers in Bach et al. (1995) on quantification and Smith (1997) on aspect). This ebook brings jointly formal semanticists with a cross-linguistic standpoint and/or these engaged on lesser-known languages, and typologists drawn to semantic conception, to debate semantic version within the particular area of annoying, element, and Mood/Modality.

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One might propose a variant of de Swart’s (1998) proposal that sticks with the idea of coercion but without explicating it in terms of tense operators. For example, the subjunctive of the Aorist could be analyzed as an aspectually sensitive modal operator rather than as a combination of an aspectual operator and a modal operator. And likewise, the optative of the Aorist could be analyzed as a different modal operator with the same aspectual sensitivity rather than as the combination of the same aspectual operator with a different modal operator.

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