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1st Edition

When-Clauses and Temporal Structure

ISBN 9781138987098
Published May 6, 2016 by Routledge
300 Pages

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Book Description

Tense is one of the central issues of linguistics, and has been the focus of much attention in recent years. In this book, Declerck offers a detailed discussion of the temporal structures that are expressed by the combination of tense forms with the conjunction when.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsList of abbreviationsContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: A typology of when-clausesChapter 3: The 'temporal conjunction' whenChapter 4: A model of the English tense systemChapter 5: WCs and temporal structureChapter 6: Canonical WCs and the expression of temporal relationsChapter 7: Special relative tense uses in canonical WCsChapter 8: Canonical WCs establishing a temporal domainChapter 9: The interpretation of canonical WCsChapter 10: Narrative WCsChapter 11: WCs other than canonical or narrative WCsChapter 12: ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex

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