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Tense, Verbal Aspect, Aktionsart, and Related Areas



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Abouda, Lotfi. 2004. "Deux Types d'Imparfait Attenuatif." [Two Types of the French Imperfect Used as a Mode of Attenuation.] Langue Française 142.8-74.

Amovick, Leslie K. 1990. The Development of Future Constructions in English: the Pragmatics of Modal Shall and Will in Middle English. New York: P. Lang.

Anscombre, Jean-Claude. 2004. "L' Imparfait D'attenuation: Quand Parler a L'imparfait, C'est Faire." [The Imperfect of Attenuation: How To Do Things by Using the French Imperfect.] Langue Française 142.5-99.

Babydoryc', V. M. 1995. "Futural´ni Recennja Dyrektyvnoho Typu." [Directive Sentences in the Future Tense.] Visnyk Uzhorods´koho universytetu. Romano-hermans´ka filolohija.

Benacchio, Rosanna. 2002. "Konkurentsiya Vidov, Vezhlivost' i Etiket v Russkom Imperative." Russian Linguistics 26.149-178.

Bhimji, Fazila. 2001. "Retrieving Talk From the Simple Past and the Present Progressive on Alternative Radio."

Binnick, Robert I. 1976. "Pragmatic Theory of Tense and Aspect." Ms., University of Toronto.

_____. 2002. "Tense and Aspect." Jef et Al. Verschueren (eds.), Handbook of Pragmatics. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Bohnemeyer, Jürgen. 2000. "Where Do Pragmatic Meanings Come From?: the Source of Temporal Inferences in Discourse Coherence." Samenhang in Diversiteit: Opstellen Voor Leo Noordman. Tilburg: Katholieke Universiteit Brabant, 137-53. Related to (2000), "Inferring from What?"(?).

Bohnemeyer, Jurgen and Mary Swift. 2004. "Event Realization and Default Aspect." Linguistics and Philosophy 27.263-296.

Boland, Annerieke. 2005. "A New View on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Operators of Aspect, Tense and Quantification." Casper de Groot and Kees Hengeveld (eds.), Morphosyntactic Expression in Functional Grammar. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 317-50.

Carey, Kathleen. 1994. "Pragmatics, Subjectivity and the Grammaticalization of the English Perfect." PhD dissertation, University of California at San Diego.

Comrie, Bernard. 1991. "How Much Pragmatics and How Much Grammar: the Case of Haruai." Jef Verschueren (ed.), Pragmatics At Issue: Selected Papers of the International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, August 17-22, 1987, Vol. 1. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 81-92.

Couper-Kuhlen, Elizabeth. 1987. "Temporal Relations and Reference Time in Narrative Discourse." Alfred Schopf (ed.), Essays on Tensing in English, Vol. I: Reference Time, Tense and Adverbs. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 5-25.

Creissels, Denis. 2000. "L’ Emploi Résultatif de Être + Participe Passé en Français." [The Resultative Use of Être ‘be’ + Past Participle in French.] Anne Carlier, Véronique Lagae, and Céline Benninger (eds.), Passé et Parfait. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 133-42.

Cresswell, M. J. 1973. Logics and Languages. London: Methuen.

Dahl, Östen and Fathi Talmoudi. 1979. "Qad and Laqad: Tense/aspect and Pragmatics in Arabic." Thore Pettersson (ed.), Aspectology: Papers From the 5th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Frostavallen, Apr. 27-29, 1979. Stockholm: Almqvist and Wiksell, 51-68.

Decker, Rodney J. 1994. "The Poor Man's Porter: a Condensation and Summarization of Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference To Tense and Mood, by Stanley E. Porter (new York: Peter Lang, 1993)." on Porter (1989), 2nd edition (1993).

Declerck, Renaat. 1999. "Remarks on Salkie and Reed's (1997) ‘Pragmatic Hypothesis’ of Tense in Reported Speech." English Language and Linguistics 3.83-116.

Delveroudi, Rhea. 2002. "A Propos d'une des Valeurs du Présent de L'indicatif Français: la Valeur Injonctive." [On the Directive Function of French Present Tense: the Injunctive Function.] Revue de Semantique et Pragmatique 11.-25.

Dowty, David R. 1986. "The Effects of Aspectual Class on the Temporal Structure of Discourse: Semantics or Pragmatics?." Linguistics and Philosophy 9.37-61. Ms., 1982.

El-Dash, Linda Gentry and Joanne Busnardo. 2003. "Interaction of Semantic and Pragmatic Choices in the Translation of Verb Forms: English and Portuguese." Journal of Pragmatics 35.1823-1841.

Evans, Vyv and Andrea Tyler. 2000. "My First Husband Was Italian (and He Still Is): Exceptional Uses of English Tense and Pedagogical Grammar." Presented at 28th LAUD Symposium, Landau, German. Paper no. 285, Series B: Applied and Interdisciplinary Papers, Essen: LAUD 2000. Related to “Exceptional Uses of English Tense and Pedagogical Grammar,” presented, March 2000, at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Vancouver.

Fielder, Grace E. 1993. The Semantics and Pragmatics of Verbal Categories in Bulgarian. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press.

Fisk, Milton. 1971. "A Pragmatic Account of Tenses." American Philosophical Quarterly 8.93-98.

Frajzyngier, Zygmunt. 2004. "Tense and Aspect as Coding Means For Information Structure: a Potential Areal Feature." The Journal of West African Languages 30.3-67.

_____. 2004a."Tense and Aspect as Coding Means For Information Structure: a Potential Areal Feature." The Journal of West African Languages 30.3-67.

Fritz, Thomas A. and A. Wahr-Sagen. 2000. Futur, Modalität und Sprecherbezug im Deutschen. Hamburg: Buske.

Gavis, Wendy Antoinette. 1999. "Stative Verbs in the Progressive Aspect: a Study of Semantic,pragmatic, Syntactic and Discourse Patterns." PhD dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College.

Gebert, Lucyna. 2004. "Fattori Pragmatici nella Scelta Aspettuale." [Pragmatic Factors in Aspect Choice.] Studi Italiani Di Linguistica Teorica E Applicata 33.221-232.

Geeslin, Kimberly L. 2000. "The Parameter of Aspect: Evidence From the Second Language Acquisition of Spanish." Bonnie Swierzbin, Frank Morris, Michael E. Anderson, Carol A. Klee, and Elaine Tarone (eds.), Social and Cognitive Factors in Second Language Acquisition: Selected Proceedings of the 1999 Second Language Research Forum. Somerville, Ma: Cascadilla, 185-203.

Gennari, Silvia P. 2001. "Tense, Aspect and Aktionsart in Spanish and Japanese." University of Maryland Working Papers in Linguistics 11.60-84.

Givón, Talmy. 1977. "The Drift From VSO To SVO in Biblical Hebrew: the Pragmatics of Tense-Aspect ." Charles Li (ed.), Mechanisms of Syntactic Change. Austin: University of Texas Press, 181-254.

Golluscio, Lucia A. 2000. "Rupturing Implicature in the Mapudungun Verbal System: the Suffix -Fi." Journal of Pragmatics 32.239-263.

Gotti, Maurizio. 2003. "Shall and Will as First Person Future Auxiliaries in a Corpus of Early Modern English Texts." Sylviane Granger, and Stephanie Petch-Tyson (eds.), Extending the Scope of Corpus-Based Research: New Applications. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi.

Grundy, Peter and Yan Jiang. 2001. "The Bare Past as an Ideological Construction in Hong Kong Discourse." Rene Dirven, Roslyn Frank, and Cornelia Ilie (eds.), Language and Ideology: Vol. 2: Descriptive Cognitive Approaches. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 117-134.


Guldemann, Tom. 2003. "Present Progressive Vis-A-Vis Predication Focus in Bantu: a Verbal Category Between Semantics and Pragmatics." Studies in Language 27.23-360.

Helland, Hans Petter. 1995. "The Interpretation of Text Sequences in the French Future Tense." Inger Moen, Hanne Gram Simonsen, and Helge Lødrup (eds.), 1995 Papers From the XVth Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Oslo, January 13-15. Oslo: Dept. of Linguistics, Fac. of Arts, Univ. of Oslo, 209-18.

Horesh, Uri. 2002. "Tense or Aspect: Is Arabic Past Tense an Implicature?." Ms., University of Pennsylvania.

Ianeva-Lockney, Arsena Georgieva. 2002. "Tense Switching as a Narrative Device: a Case Study of Laxdaela Saga." University of Minnesota dissertation.

Jacobs, Geert. 1999. "Tense Choice in English Past Reported Speech." Leuvense Bijdragen 88.51-67.

Jensen, Kjaer. 2002. "Tempus i Spansk." [Tense in Spanish.] Rask 2002.85-204.

Kamp, Hans. 1979. "Semantics Versus Pragmatics." F. Guenther and S. J. Schmidt (eds.), Formal Semantics and Pragmatics For Natural Languages. Dordrecht: Reidel, 255-87.

Kang'ethe, Frederick. 2000. "Une Lecture Pragmatique des Morphèmes Temporels du Swahili: Temps, Mode Ou Puzzle?" Inférences Directionnelles, Représentation Mentales et Subjectivités. Geneva: Unite de Linguistique Française, Faculté des Lettres, Université de Genève, 295-306.

Klimonov, Vladimir D. 2001. "Grammaticeskie i Pragmaticeskie Parametry Vido-Vremennych Form Russkogo Jazyka." [Grammatical and Pragmatic Parameters of Aspect-Tense Forms in Russian Verbs.] Przeglaìd Rusycystyczny 23.7-12.

Knjazev, Jurij P. 1997. "Nastojascee Vremja : Semantika i Pragmatika." [Present Tense: Semantics and Pragmatics.] N. D. Arutjunova and Tat´jana E. Janko (eds.), Logiceskij Analiz Jazyka. Vyp. 9: Jazyk i Vremja. Moskva: Indrik, 131-38 .

Kondo, Tomoko. 2001. "On the Interpretation of Ma Perfect/lam Jussive-Hatta Perfect Construction." Zeitschrift Fur Arabische Linguistik/journal of Arabic Linguistics /journal de Linguistique Arabe 39.

Lascarides, A. and N. Asher. 1993. "A Semantics and Pragmatics For the Pluperfect." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the European Chapter of the Association For Computational Linguistics. Utrecht, 250-59.

Lee, Hyo Sang. 1990. "Tense, Aspect, and Modality: a Discourse-Pragmatic Analysis of Verbal Affixes in Korean From a Typological Perspective." UCLA doctoral dissertation

Levinson, Stephen C. 1983. Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Lisova, I. H. 1999. "Komunikatyvno-Prahmatycna Jemnist´ Mynulych Casiv u Tekstach Oficijno-Dilovoho Stylju: Na Materiali Francuz´koji Movy." [Communicative and Pragmatic Features of Past Tenses in French Business Texts.]
Visnyk Kyjivs´koho Derzavnoho Linhvistycnoho Universytetu. Serija: Filolohija 2:1.134-39.

Liu, Xunning. 2002. "Xiandai Hanyu Juwei 'le' de Yufa Yiyi Ji Qi Jieshuo." [The Grammatical Meaning of the Modal Particle le and Its Explanation.] Shijie Hanyu Jiaoxue / Chinese Teaching in the World 3.-79.

Ljungqvist Arin, Marita. 2003. "Aspect, Tense and Mood: Context Dependency and the Marker le in Mandarin Chinese." Lunds University dissertation.

Lucak, Mykola M. 1999. "Vzyvannja Casovych Form Dijeslova u Funkcional´nych Styljach Sucasnoji Anhlijs´koji Movy." [The Use of Verbal Tense in the Functional Styles of Modern English.] Naukovyj Visnyk Cernivec´koho Universytetu 68.111-16.

Maiwald, Cordula. 2003. "Zeitverstehen und Tempusformen im Deutschen: eine Herausforderung im Fremdsprachenunterricht." Jahrbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Intercultural German Studies 29.7-302.

_____. 2003a."Zeitverstehen und Tempusformen im Deutschen: eine Herausforderung im Fremdsprachenunterricht." [Understanding Time and Tense Forms in German: a Challenge in Second Language Instruction.] Jahrbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Intercultural German Studies 29.7-302.

Mccoard, Robert W. 1978. The English Perfect: Tense-Choice and Pragmatic Inferences. Amsterdam: North-Holland. Based on 1976 UCLA PhD dissertation, Tense Choice and Pragmatic Oppositions: a Study of Preterit/Perfect Oppositions in English.

Mellet, Sylvie. 2000. "Le Parfait Latin, Un Praeteritum Perfectum." [The Latin Perfect, a Praeteritum Perfectum .] Cahiers Chronos 6.95-106.

Moeschler, Jacques. 1996. "Pragmatique de la Référence Temporelle." [The Pragmatics of Temporal Reference.] Jacques Moeschler (ed.), Théorie Pragmatique et Pragmatique Conversationelle. Paris: Armand Colin, 149-72. Also 1998 in Jacques Moeschler, ed., Le temps des événements: pragmatique de la référence temporelle. Paris: Éditions Kimé, 157-80.

_____. 1998."Linguistique et Pragmatique Cognitive: L’exemple de la Référence Temporelle." [Linguistics and Cognitive Pragmatics: the Example of Temporal Reference.] Le Gré des Langues 15.10-33.

_____. 1998a."Les Relations Entre Événements et L’interprétation des Énoncés." [Relations Between Events and the Interpretation of Utterances.] Jacques Moeschler (ed.), Le Temps des Événements: Pragmatique de la Référence Temporelle. Paris: Éditions Kimé, 293-322.

_____. 1998b."Le Temps dans la Langue: de la Grammaire à la Pragmatique." Langues 1.14-23.

_____. 1998c."Temps, Référence et Pragmatique." Pragmatique de la Référence Temporelle (ed.), Le Temps des Événements. Paris: Kimé, 3-15. Introduction to the volume.

_____. 2000. "L'Ordre Temporel dans le Discours: le Modèle des Inférences Directionnelles." [Temporal Order in Discourse: a Model of Directional Inferences .] Cahiers Chronos 6.11.

Móia, Telmo Lopes. 2000. "On Temporal Constructions Involving Measurement and Counting From Anchor Points: Semantic and Pragmatic Issues." Presented at Second International Conference in Contrastive Semantics and Pragmatics (SIC-CSP 2000), Cambridge University, September, 2000. To appear in the proceedings.

Montague, Richard. 1968. "Pragmatics." R. Klibansky (ed.), Contemporary Philosophy: a Survey. Florence, 102-22. Reprinted in Montague (1974).

Musan, Renate. 1999. "Die Lesarten des Perfekts." [The Readings of the Present Perfect in German.] Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 29.6-51.

Nakayasu, Minako. 1989. "A Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Aspect." Presented before the English Society of the Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University, at Shizuoka Junior High School Attached to the Faculty of Education, at Shizuoka University, May 21, 1989. Cf. Nakayasu (1989c).

_____. 1989a."A Semantic and Pragmatic Study of Aspect." Master Thesis, Shizuoka University. Cf. Nakayasu (1989b).

_____. 1997. "Tense in the Complement Clause: a Pragmatic Account." Presented at International Conference on Discourse Analysis, University of Macau, October 17, 1997.

Nuyts, Jan and Jef Verschueren. 1987. A Comprehensive Bibliography of Pragmatics. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 4 volumes.

Oh, Sun-Young. 2003. "The Korean Verbal Suffix -Ess-: a Diachronic Account of Its Multiple Uses." Journal of Pragmatics 35.1181-1222.

Omamor, Augusta Phil. 1983-1984. "Time and Tense in Isekiri, Okpe and Uvwie." Jolan 2.43-54.

Parafragou, Anna, Peggy Li, and Seung-Yun Yang. 2003. "The Semantics and Pragmatics of Evidentiality in Child Language." Presented at GURT 2003.

Porter, Stanley E. 1989. Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference To Tense and Mood. New York: Peter Lang. Second edition, 1993. Reviewed by M. Sila (1992, 1994); followed by Hauff (1996). See too D. Schmidt (1993). Synopsis by R. Decker is at

Portner, Paul. 2003. "The (temporal) Semantics and (modal) Pragmatics of the Perfect." Linguistics and Philosophy 26.459-510. Ms. 2000, available from

Rastall, Paul. 1999. "Observations on the Present Perfect in English." World Englishes 18.79-83.

Rijksbaron, Albert. 1986. "The Pragmatics and Semantics of Conditional and Temporal Clauses: Some Evidence From Dutch and Classical Greek." Working Papers in Functional Grammar 13.1-50.

Saussure, Louis De. 1998. "Le Temps dans les Énoncés Négatifs." Jacques Moeschler (ed.), Le Temps des Événements: Pragmatique de la Référence Temporelle. Paris: Éditions Kimé, 271-92.

_____. 2000. "Pragmatique Temporelle de la Négation." [Temporal Pragmatics of Negation.] PhD thesis, University of Geneva.


_____. 2000a."Quand le Temps Ne Progresse Pas avec le Passé Simple." [When Time Does Not Advance with the Passé Simple (simple Past).] Anne Carlier, Véronique Lagae, and Céline Benninger (eds.), Passé et Parfait. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 37-48. Presented at Third Chronos Colloquium, Valenciennes, 1998.

Saussure, Louis de and Bertrand Sthioul. 2002. "Imparfait et Enrichissement Pragmatique." [Imparfait (imperfect) and Pragmatic Enrichment.] To be presented at the international conference "Nouveaux developpements de l'imparfait," Aston University, March 22-23, 2002.

Smith, Carlota S. 1994. "Pragmatic Principles in Coreference." Barbara Lust, Gabriella Hermon, Jaklin Kornfilt (eds.), Syntactic Theory and First Language Acquisition: Crosslinguistic Perspectives - Vol. 2, Anaphora. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Smith, Neil V. 1993. "Observations Sur la Pragmatique des Temps." [Observations on the Pragmatics of the Tenses.] Langages 112.26-38.

Song, Mean-Young. 1999. "The Semantics of Tense and Propositional Attitudes." PhD dissertation, Georgetown University.

Sthioul, Bertrand. 2000. "Passé Simple, Imparfait et Sujet de Conscience." [Simple Past, Imperfect and Subject of Consciousness.] Anne Carlier, Véronique Lagae, and Céline Benninger (eds.), Passé et Parfait. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 79-93.

Stoevsky, Andrej Y. 1992. "Tense Meaning and Pragmatics." Maxim Stamenow (ed.), Current Advances in Semantic Theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 399-416.

Van Minde, D. and J. Tjia. 2002. "Between Perfect and Perfective: the Meaning and Function of Ambonese Malay Su and Suda." 158.283-303.

Vinnitskaya, I. and K. Wexler. 2000. "The Role of Pragmatics in the Development of Russian Aspect." P. Fletcher and M. Garman (eds.), Language Acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Westfall, Ruth Ellen. 1995. "Simple and Progressive Forms of the Spanish Past Tense System: a Semantic and Pragmatic Study in Viewpoint Contrast ." PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin.

Wilson, Deirdre and Dan Sperber. 1993. "Pragmatique et Temps." [Pragmatics and Time.] Langages 112.8-25. “Pragmatics and Time”, 1993 in UCL [University College London] Working Papers in Linguistics 5.277-98, and 1998 in R. Carston et al., Relevance Theory, Amsterdam: Banjamins, 1-22.

Wu, Hsiao-Ching. 2003. "A Case Study on the Grammaticalization of Guo in Mandarin Chinese-Polysemy of the Motion Verb with Respect to Semantic Changes." Language and Linguistics 4.857-885.

Wulf, Douglas John. 2000. "The Imperfective Paradox in the English Progressive and Other Semantic Course Corrections." University of Washington dissertation.

Yamaguchi, Toshiko and Magnus Petursson. 2003. "The Speaker and the Perfective Auxiliaries Hafa and Vera in Icelandic." Language Sciences 25.331-352.

Yang, Suying and Yue Yuan Huang. 2004. "The Impact of the Absence of Grammatical Tense in L1 on the Acquisition of the Tense-Aspect System in L2." International Review of Applied Linguistics 42.9-70.

Zegarac, V. 1990. "Pragmatics and Verbal Aspect." UCL [University College London] Working Papers in Linguistics 2.113-43.

Zeldowicz, G M. 2002. "Semantika i Pragmatika Sovershennogo Vida v Russkom Yazyke." [Semantics and Pragmatics of the Perfective Aspect in Russian.] Voprosy Yazykoznaniya 50.30-61.

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