Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Paperback | November 29, 2009

byJames Higginbotham

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James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language and presents new ideas in the semantics of sentence structure. The book brings together his key contributions to the fields,including his recent intervention in the debate on the roles of context and anaphora in reference. The book's chapters are presented in the form in which they were first published, with afterwords where needed to cover points where the author's thought has developed. It is fully indexed and has acollated bibliography. This will be a precious resource for all those involved in the study of current semantics, and its interactions with syntactic theory, in linguistics, philosophy, and related fields.

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James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language and presents new ideas in the semantics of sentence structure. The book brings together his key contributions to the fields,including his recent intervention in the deba...

James Higginbotham is Linda MacDonald Hilf Chair in Philosophy and Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Southern California. He was formerly Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Oxford. His research interests include the nature of linguistic competence, problems of compositionality, and indexic...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 29, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199239320

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. On Events in Linguistic Semantics2. Tense, Indexicality, and Consequence3. Tensed Toughts4. Tensed Second Thoughts: Comments on Richard5. Why is Sequence of Tense Obligatory?6. The Anaphoric Theory of Tense7. Accomplishments8. The English progressive9. The English perfect and the metaphysics of Events10. Competence With Demonstratives11. A Plea for Implicit Anaphora12. Rembering, Imagining, and the First Person