The German Perfect: Its semantic composition and its interactions with temporal adverbials / Edition 1

The German Perfect: Its semantic composition and its interactions with temporal adverbials / Edition 1

by R. Musan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402007191

ISBN-13: 9781402007194

Pub. Date: 07/31/2002

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book provides an extensive account of perfect constructions in German, of its numerous meaning effects, and of its interaction with temporal adverbials and temporal subclauses. By doing this, it takes the semantics of the whole German tense system into account, provides analyses of several temporal adverbials and their intricate behavior, and offers new ideas

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This book provides an extensive account of perfect constructions in German, of its numerous meaning effects, and of its interaction with temporal adverbials and temporal subclauses. By doing this, it takes the semantics of the whole German tense system into account, provides analyses of several temporal adverbials and their intricate behavior, and offers new ideas concerning the semantics of temporal subclauses. Although one of the main goals of the book is to integrate the results of the study into a formal semantic framework, it also considers many pragmatic factors as well as aspects concerning German syntax.

The book will be of interest to scholars and advanced students interested in issues regarding tense, aspect, temporal adverbials, and temporal subclauses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402007194
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Series:
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Series, #78
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. The Semantics of the Present Perfect. 3. The Meaning Effects of the Present Perfect. 4. Types of Temporal Adverbials. 5. Interactions with Temporal Adverbials. 6. The Contribution of Particular Adverbials. 7. Temporal Subordinate Clauses, Conjunctions, and Matrix Clauses. 8. On the Syntax of Temporal Adverbials. 9. Conclusion. References. Index.

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