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The present perfective paradox in English

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/9780198759539.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the manifestation and resolution of the present perfective paradox in English. It is demonstrated that, with the exception of a few special contexts of use (such as ... More


Confession of a Young Girl

Elizabeth Harlan

in George Sand

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104172
eISBN:
9780300130560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on George Sand's novel Confession of a Young Girl, in which the protagonist, Lucienne de Valangis, makes a pronouncement similar to the one made by Sand in Story of My Life. ... More


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