Aorists and perfects : synchronic and diachronic perspectives / edited by Marc Fryd, Pierre-Don Giancarli.

  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill-Rodopi, [2017]
  • ©2017
viii, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.


Summary note
This volume gathers nine contributions dealing with Aorists and Perfects. Drinka challenges the notion of Aoristic Drift in Romance languages. Walker considers two emergent uses of the Perfect in British English. Jara seeks to determine the constraints on tense choice within narrative discourse in Peruvian Spanish. Henderson argues for a theory based on Langacker's 'sequential scanning' in Chilean and Uruguayan Spanish. Delmas looks at 'Ua in Tahitian, a polysemic particle with a range of aspectual and modal meanings. Bourdin addresses the expression of anteriority with just in English. Yerastov examines the distribution of the transitive be Perfect in Canadian English. Fryd offers a panchronic study of have-less perfect constructions in English. Eide investigates counterfactual present perfects in Mainland Scandinavian dialects.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • Front Matter / Marc Fryd and Pierre-Don Giancarli
  • Introduction / Marc Fryd and Pierre-Don Giancarli
  • Romance Perfects, Aorists, and the Role of 'Aoristic Drift' / Bridget Drinka
  • The Present Perfect Has Only Gone And Changed, Hasn't It? The Continuing Divergence of the Narrative Perfect / Jim Walker
  • The Present Perfect in Peruvian Spanish: An Analysis of Personal Experience Narratives among Migrant Generations in Lima / Margarita Jara
  • Summary and Sequential Scanning in the Compound and Simple Past of Chilean and Uruguayan Dialects of Spanish / Carlos Henderson
  • The Tahitian Particle 'Ua, Some Uses / Claude Manuel Delmas
  • Have Just V-en and Just V-ed: If Hot News or Recency Don't Cut It, Just What Does? / Philippe Bourdin
  • The Kids Are Finished School: A Corpus Study of Geographical Distribution / Yuri Yerastov
  • Some Remarks on have-less Perfect Constructions in English / Marc Fryd
  • Counterfactual Present Perfects / Kristin Melum Eide.
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  • 9004326642 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
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