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aZlatka Guentchéva éditeur

Aspectuality and Temporality
Descriptive and theoretical issues


This volume brings together a collection of articles exploring tense and aspect phenomena in a variety of non-related languages: Indo-European (Albanian, Bulgarian, Armenian, English, Norwegian, Hindi), Hamito-Semitic (Berber, Zenaga Berber, Arabic varieties, Neo-Aramaic), African (Wolof, Langi), Asian (Badaga, Korean, Mongolian languages – Khalkha, Buriat, Kalmuck – Thaï, Tibetic languages), Amerindian (Yucatec Maya, Sikuani), Greenlandic (Eskimo) and Oceanian (Nêlêmwa). Each article is grounded in solid empirical knowledge. It offers an in-depth study of aspectual and temporal devices as manifested in many diverse and complex ways from a cross-linguistic perspective and seeks to contribute to our understanding of the domain under consideration and more broadly to linguistic typology and theoretical linguistics, especially the enunciative approach. The book gives readers access to a collection of data and is of particular interest to scholars working on aspectuality and temporality, on pragmatics, on areal linguistics and on typology.


Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical issues

  • A cognitive and conceptual approach to tense and aspect markers, Jean-Pierre Desclés 27-60

Part II. Grammatical encoding of aspectual and temporal distinctions

  • Tense, aspect and mood in Nêlêmwa (New Caledonia): Encoding events, processes and states, Isabelle Bril 63-108
  • On the tense-aspect system of standard Thai, René Gsell 109-130
  • Dravidian conceptual basis for the Badaga "tenses", Christiane Pilot-Raichoor 131-170
  • Tense and aspect in the verbal system of Wolof, Stéphane Robert 171-230
  • Tense and aspect in Langi, Margaret Dunham 231-264
  • Aspect in Sikuani, Francesc Queixalós 265-294

Part III. Grammatical aspect and Aktionsarten

  • Aspect-tense relations in East Greenlandic, Philippe Mennecier 297-324
  • On interaction between external and internal markers in expressing aspect in Arabic dialect varieties, Samia Naïm 325-354

Part IV. Indo-European Aorist and Hamito-Semitic Aorist

  • The aorist and the perfect in Albanian, Jean-Louis Duchet and Remzi Përnaska 357-374
  • The aorist in Modern Armenian: Core values and contextual meanings, Anaid Donabedian 375-412
  • The verbal form V-ā in Hindi/Urdu: An aorist with "aoristic" meanings, Annie Montaut 413-446
  • The aorist in Berber, Lionel Galand 447-464
  • The Aorist in Zenaga Berber and the Imperfective in two Arabic dialects: A comparative viewpoint, Catherine Taine-Cheikh 465-502

Part V. Perfects and resultatives

  • Modern Greek -tos (τος) and -menos (μενος): Two truly aspectual suffixes, Eleni Valma 505-524
  • Resultative Interpretation of Predicates in Korean, Injoo Choi-Jonin 525-562
  • On two types of result: Resultatives revisited, Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova 563-596

Part VI. The Future and future reference

  • Future and prospective in the Mongolic languages, Robert I. Binnick 599-624
  • The future tenses in the Tibetic languages: Diachronic and dialectal perspectives, Nicolas Tournadre 625-642
  • No escape from the future: Temporal frames and prediction in Yucatec Maya, Valentina Vapnarsky 643-678
  • The Bulgarian future in light of the temporal frames of reference, Zlatka Guentchéva 679-702

Part VII. Grammatical change

  • Aspect as the source of diathesis in NorthEastern Neo-Aramaic and beyond with remarks on transitivity, accusativity, ergativity and case, Pablo I. Kirtchuk-Halevi 705-726

Language Index, 727-728
Author Index, 729- 734
Subject Index, 735-740

GUENTCHEVA Zlatka (ed). 2016, Aspectuality and Temporality: Descriptive and theoretical issues, Benjamins [Studies in Language Companion series 172]. 740 p.

Paru le 22 mars 2016.

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