The Grammar of the English Tense System
  • Author : Anonim
  • Release Date : 01 January 2006
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 846
  • ISBN 13 : 9783110199888

The Grammar of the English Tense System Book Summary

The Grammar of the English Tense System forms the first volume of a four-volume set, The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase. The other volumes, to appear over the next few years, will deal with mood and modality, aspect and voice. The book aims to provide a grammar of tense which can be used both as an advanced reference grammar (for example by MA-level or postgraduate students of English or linguistics) and as a scientific study which can act as a basis for and stimulus to further research. It provides not only a wealth of data but also a unique framework for the study of the English tense system, which achieves great predictive and explanatory power on the basis of a limited number of relatively simple rules. The framework provided allows for an analysis of the semantics of individual tenses which reflects the role of tenses not only in locating situations in time relative to speech time but also in relating situations in time relative to one another to form temporally coherent discourse. Attention is paid to the relations between tenses. On the one hand, we can identify sets of tenses linked to particular temporal areas such as the past or the future. These sets of tenses provide for the expression of a system of temporal relations in a stretch of discourse in which all the situations are located within the same temporal area. On the other hand, there are many contexts in which speakers might in theory choose between two or more tenses to locate a situation (e.g., when we choose between the past tense and the present perfect to locate a situation before speech time), and the book examines the difference that a choice of one or the other tense may make within a discourse context. The book moves from a detailed exploration of the meaning and use of individual tenses to a thorough analysis of the way in which tenses can be seen to function together as sets, and finally to a detailed examination of tenses in, and tenses interacting with, temporal adverbials. Original data is used frequently throughout the book to illustrate the theory discussed.

The Grammar of the English Tense System

The Grammar of the English Tense System

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total View : 7061 Views
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Get Book

The Grammar of the English Tense System forms the first volume of a four-volume set, The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase. The other volumes, to appear over the next few years, will deal with mood and modality, aspect and voice. The book aims to provide a grammar of tense ...

The Grammar of the English Tense System

The Grammar of the English Tense System

Author : Renaat Declerck,Susan Reed,Bert Cappelle
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total View : 3941 Views
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Get Book

Part of a four-volume series, "The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase", this book aims to provide a grammar of tense which can be used both as an advanced reference grammar (for example by MA-level or postgraduate students of English or linguistics) and as a scientific study which can act ...

The Verb Phrase in English

The Verb Phrase in English

Author : Bas Aarts
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total View : 8623 Views
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Get Book

Features new and groundbreaking research on recent changes in the English verb phrase....

Rules  Patterns and Words

Rules Patterns and Words

Author : Dave Willis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Total View : 3026 Views
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Get Book

In an accessible style, the author demonstrates the link between grammar and vocabulary....

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author : Lester Kaufman,Jane Straus
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total View : 9182 Views
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Get Book

The bestselling workbook and grammar guide, revised and updated! Hailed as one of the best books around for teaching grammar, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation includes easy-to-understand rules, abundant examples, dozens of reproducible quizzes, and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to middle and high schoolers, college ...

Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary KLETT VERSION

Cambridge Advanced Learner s Dictionary KLETT VERSION

Author : Kate Woodford
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Genre : Foreign Language Study
Total View : 1181 Views
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Get Book

The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives the vital support which advanced students need, especially with the essential skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. In the book: * 170,000 words, phrases and examples * New words: so your English stays up-to-date * Colour headwords: so you can find the word you are looking for quickly * ...