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Meaning Change in Grammaticalization: An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis

Regine Eckardt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262601
eISBN:
9780191718939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book investigates meaning change in grammaticalization in terms of truth conditional semantics and a well-explicated syntax-semantics interface. Following a survey of earlier theories of ... More


The Simple Tenses of State and Event Verbs 138

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199290932
eISBN:
9780191710445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290932.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter takes up the treatment of the simple tenses, past, present, future, and the progressive. Tense is treated as introducing a restricted indexical quantifier over times which binds an ... More


Depending on the Future: The Speaker Changes her Perspective

Alessandra Giorgi

in About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571895
eISBN:
9780191722073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571895.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

In this chapter I consider a challenging set of data: the dependencies from a future verbal form. So far, I have proposed that in Italian and English, both DAR languages, an embedded context requires ... More


The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Early Latin has archaic futures like faxō ‘I shall do’, archaic subjunctives like faxim I may do’, duim ‘I may give’, or attigās ‘you may touch’, and archaic infinitives like impetrāssere ‘to ... More


The Existential Tense in Hungarian

Christopher Piñón

in The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780262083799
eISBN:
9780262274890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083799.003.0028
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography

The Hungarian language has a remarkably straightforward tense system, having only two morphologically marked tenses: Past and nonpast. To refer to the future tense, the nonpast tense form of the ... More


Future tense vs. future time: An introduction

Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine, and Saghie Sharifzadeh

in Future Times, Future Tenses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679157
eISBN:
9780191758294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679157.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter lays bare some of the difficulties and intricacies that often remain implicit in the literature on future tense(s). After outlining some foundational issues concerning the definition of ... More


The History of the Future

Ian Roberts and ANNA ROUSSOU

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter considers three well-known cases of ‘grammaticalization’ regarding the development of future-tense constructions in English, Romance, and Greek. It argues that the change consists in the ... More


The Sigmatic Infinitives

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Most of the sigmatic infinitives (type impetrāssere ‘to achieve’) occur in accusative and infinitive constructions with future time reference. Since in this constellation they could be replaced not ... More


Future temporal reference in child language

Richard M. Weist

in Future Times, Future Tenses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679157
eISBN:
9780191758294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679157.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates the acquisition of future temporal reference in child language within the framework of the emergence of the ‘Event time’ and the ‘Reference time’ temporal systems and within ... More


The limits of the possible

Sarah Waterlow

in Passage and Possibility: A Study of Aristotle's Modal Concepts

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246565
eISBN:
9780191681011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246565.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is possible is subject to certain universal restrictions, and also in each particular case to particular ones. It follows that the present truth of a future-tensed statement doesn't threaten its ... More


The Present Tense

Peter Petré

in Constructions and Environments: Copular, Passive, and Related Constructions in Old and Middle English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373390
eISBN:
9780199373413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373390.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Chapter 5 discusses the merger of copular is and bið into a single suppletive paradigm in Middle English. Old English is is shown typically to encode present states of specific subjects, and ... More


Aspirations/ASHA: Hope, the Future Tense, and Making (Up) Progress on the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the literature of the anthropology of futurity, this chapter engages with the articulations of hope evinced by those who desired to build the Maitreya Project statue. The chapter looks at ... More


The Fictional Future

Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne

in Time in Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199675319
eISBN:
9780191819674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675319.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The question of whether there are any future-tensed fictional truths is considered. Le Poidevin takes some fictions to be ones in which the future is fixed. Shakespeare’s Macbeth, for example, is, ... More


The Oral Style

Tony Honoré

in Ulpian: Pioneer of Human Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244249
eISBN:
9780191705212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244249.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter studies Ulpian’s prose style and helps to establish which of the works attributed to him are genuine and which texts attributed to others are in fact his. His style is clear, simple, ... More


Epistemic Future and Epistemic MUST: Nonveridicality, Evidence, and Partial Knowledge

Alda Giannakidou

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter contributes new evidence from Greek and Italian showing that the future tense, despite its name, does not belong to the notional category of tense. They analyze Greek and Italian future ... More


Future Times, Future Tenses

Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine, and Saghie Sharifzadeh (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199679157
eISBN:
9780191758294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679157.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

From our present point of view, the future is not fixed. While there is arguably only one past, the future is largely ‘open’ and/or ‘indeterminate’. For this reason, linguistic temporal reference to ... More


Imperatives and commands in Quechua

Willem F. H. Adelaar

in Commands: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198803225
eISBN:
9780191841415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803225.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

The Quechuan languages of the Central Andes have a dedicated Imperative Mood paradigm featuring personal reference marking for all subject endings except first person. Non-canonical third person ... More


Grammaticalization in Africa: Two contrasting hypotheses

Bernd Heine

in Grammaticalization from a Typological Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198795841
eISBN:
9780191837036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795841.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Sub-Saharan Africa is an area for which hardly any earlier written documents are available. The student of African languages is therefore at a disadvantage when it comes to reconstructing processes ... More


Apparently competing motivations in morphosyntactic variation

Britta Mondorf

in Competing Motivations in Grammar and Usage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709848
eISBN:
9780191780158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709848.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

With the revived interest in variation there has been growing readiness to incorporate competing motivations into linguistic theory‐building. Previous work (Mondorf 2009a) has shown that English ... More


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