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Embedding Under Tense Operators

Berit Brogaard

in Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796908
eISBN:
9780199933235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

David Kaplan was one of the most vivid supporters of the view that there are temporal contents which tense operators operate on. The conclusion that the truth-value of sentence content may be ... 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


Major Subclasses

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Despite being polar opposites conceptually, the two most fundamental grammatical classes—noun and verb—show extensive parallelism. One similarity is that both divide into two major subclasses: count ... More


Syllogistic Tense Logic

Alexander Broadie

in Introduction to Medieval Logic

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240266
eISBN:
9780191680137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240266.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, History of Philosophy

The term ‘syllogism’ was used in a wide sense to signify any piece of reasoning, theoretical or practical. Within the area of theoretical reasoning, a distinction was drawn between categorical and ... More


Paradigmatic Uniformity and Markedness

Andrew Garrett

in Linguistic Universals and Language Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298495
eISBN:
9780191711442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298495.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter surveys a set of levelings and extensions affecting verb paradigms in two languages: English and Ancient Greek. It shows that pure leveling does not exist and that the emergence of ... 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


An epistemic approach to the categories of tense and aspect

Astrid De Wit

in The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198759539
eISBN:
9780191820250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759539.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the semantics of the temporal and aspectual categories that are central to this study, building on insights from previous scholars from various theoretical backgrounds and ... More


The Liturgical Present Tense

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Reason and Faith: Themes from Richard Swinburne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198732648
eISBN:
9780191796869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732648.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A striking feature of Christian liturgies and hymns, especially those used on Christmas Day and Easter, is the use of the present tense when speaking of Christ’s birth or resurrection. This chapter ... More


The liturgical present tense

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198805380
eISBN:
9780191843457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805380.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A striking feature of the hymns sung by Christians on Christmas and Easter is that they are often in the present tense even though the events sung about occurred long ago. This chapter explores the ... More


Wordsworth’s Imperfect Perfect

Erica McAlpine

in The Poet's Mistake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses William Wordsworth's misuse of the present-perfect tense in his famous lines about a boy of Winander—a mistake that implies that the boy is still living when one knows from the ... More


The Present Perfective Paradox across Languages

Astrid De Wit

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198759539
eISBN:
9780191820250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759539.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book analyzes the interaction between present-tense marking and aspect in English, French, the English-based Surinamese creole language Sranan, and a variety of Slavic languages (Russian, ... More


Asynchronous Present Past

Armen Avanessian

in Speculative Art Histories: Analysis at the Limits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474421041
eISBN:
9781474438605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421041.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Peter Osborne has recently made the ‘speculative proposition’ that post-conceptual art articulates a post-aesthetic poetics. Contemporary art might no longer be an aesthetic art, or at least, it ... More


Time and Temporal Content

Christopher Peacocke

in The Primacy of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198835578
eISBN:
9780191873751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835578.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents a metaphysics-first treatment of time and temporal concepts and language, opposed to all forms of subjectivism about time. It defends phenomenal externalism about time, and also ... More


Causal chains for futurates

Bridget Copley

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/9780199679157.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

One problem for accounts of future reference is the fact that there are different ways to refer to future times. In a strictly temporal theory of future reference, the differences must be temporal, ... More


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