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Time: Language, Cognition, and Reality

Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Louis de Saussure


The current inaugural volume offers a carefully selected sample of analyses of various aspects of temporal reference. It emphasises that linguistic means of conveying time, be it grammatical or lexical, cannot be considered in isolation from the semantic factors of sentence compositionality, the pragmatic factors such as contextual relevance, and the process of utterance interpretation (including pragmatic inference), or the philosophical and psychological factors such as the relation of the concept of time to the ‘reality of time’ on the one hand, and to the expression of temporality on the o ... More

Keywords: time, temporal reference, tense, epistemic modality, temporal cognition, aspect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199589876
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kasia M. Jaszczolt, editor
Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language at the University of Cambridge

Louis de Saussure, editor
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel

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