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ISBN-10: 0521281385

ISBN-13: 9780521281386

Edition: 1985

Authors: Bernard Comrie, S. R. Anderson, J. Bresnan, W. Dressler, C. J. Ewen

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Bernard Comrie defines tense as the grammaticalisation of location in time. In this textbook he introduces readers to the range of variation found in tense systems across the languages of the world, bringing together a rich collection of illustrative material that student and specialist alike will find invaluable. This systematic account of the data is carefully integrated with a theoretical discussion of tense that is sensitive both to the range of tense oppositions found cross-linguistically and also to the constraints on that variation. For the most part the book is written without formalism, nor is it written within the framework of any specific current theory of linguistics.…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/6/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Some theoretical and methodological preliminaries
Absolute tense
Relative tense
Degrees of remoteness
Tense and syntax
Conclusion: towards a formal theory of tense
Index of languages
Index of names
Index of subjects