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Tense and aspect in Indo-European languages theory, typology, diachrony

Hewson, John, 1930- ;Bubeník, Vít, 1942-

Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins c1997

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  • Title:
    Tense and aspect in Indo-European languages theory, typology, diachrony
  • Author/Creator: Hewson, John, 1930-
  • Bubeník, Vít, 1942-
  • Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins
  • Creation Date: c1997
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (415 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [374]-389) and indexes.
  • Subjects: Indo-European languages -- Tense; Indo-European languages -- Aspect
  • Description: This monograph presents a general picture of the evolution of IE verbal systems within a coherent cognitive framework. The work encompasses all the language families of the IE phylum, from prehistory to present day languages.Inspired by the ideas of Roman Jakobson and Gustave Guillaume the authors relate tense and aspect to underlying cognitive processes, and show that verbal systems have a staged development of time representations (chronogenesis). They view linguistic change as systemic and trace the evolution of the earliest tense systems by (a) aspectual split and (b) aspectual merge
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [374]-389) and indexes.
  • Contents: TENSE AND ASPECT IN INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES THEORY, TYPOLOGY, DIACHRONY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; AUTHORS' PREFACE; Table of contents; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; CHAPTER ONE. TENSE AND ASPECT: DESCRIPTION AND THEORY; CHAPTER TWO. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF ANCIENT GREEK; CHAPTER THREE. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF VEDIC AND CLASSICALSANSKRIT; CHAPTER FOUR. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF CLASSICAL ARMENIAN; CHAPTER FIVE. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF OLD CHURCH SLAVIC; CHAPTER SIX. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF ALBANIAN; CHAPTER SEVEN. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF TOCHARIAN; CHAPTER EIGHT. TENSE AND ASPECT IN BALTIC
    CHAPTER NINE. TENSE AND ASPECT IN CELTICCHAPTER TEN. THE LATIN VERBAL SYSTEM; CHAPTER ELEVEN. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF GERMANIC; CHAPTER TWELVE. THE VERBAL SYSTEM OF HITTITE; CHAPTER THIRTEEN. FROM ANCIENT TO MODERN GREEK; CHAPTER FOURTEEN. DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN INDIC TENSE-ASPECT SYSTEMS; CHAPTER FIFTEEN. DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN SLAVIC TENSE-ASPECT SYSTEM; CHAPTER SIXTEEN. DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN IRANIAN TENSE-ASPECT SYSTEM; CHAPTER SEVENTEENFROM LATIN TO MODERN ROMANCE; CHAPTER EIGHTEEN. TENSE AND ASPECT IN MODERN GERMANIC; CHAPTER NINETEEN. CONCLUSIONS; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B; APPENDIX C
    APPENDIX DREFERENCES; INDEX OF AUTHORS; INDEX OF LANGUAGES; GENERAL INDEX
  • OCLC Number: 759101617
    769188853
  • Identifier: ISBN1-283-31245-X;ISBN9786613312457;ISBN90-272-7597-1