The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

Paperback | June 15, 2016

EditorRobert I. Binnick

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Tense and aspect are means by which language refers to time--how an event takes place in the past, present, or future. They play a key role in understanding the grammar and structure of all languages, and interest in them reaches across linguistics. The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect is acomprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to the topics and theories that currently form the front line of research into tense, aspect, and related areas. The volume contains 36 chapters, divided into 6 sections, written by internationally known experts in theoretical linguistics.

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Tense and aspect are means by which language refers to time--how an event takes place in the past, present, or future. They play a key role in understanding the grammar and structure of all languages, and interest in them reaches across linguistics. The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect is acomprehensive, authoritative, and accessibl...

Robert I. Binnick is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of Toronto. His main research areas are Mongolian and Altaic languages in general, and the semantics of tense and verbal aspect. He is author of Modern Mongolian (1976) and Time and the Verb (1991).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1128 pages, 9.65 × 6.65 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190621052

ISBN - 13:9780190621056

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"The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect is substantial, well organised, carefully edited and cross-referenced. It is a comprehensive and high-quality survey of work on tense, aspect and related categories, presenting the results of research in an area of investigation which is not easy toencompass. It offers a clear picture of mainstream work in the field, carried out during the last several decades in what has become known as the "western tradition"of tense and aspect studies. On the whole, the volume is accessible, offering adequate reading to a target audience ranging fromadvanced students, linguists, philosophers of language, computational linguists or industrial researchers. Last but not least, it demonstrates excellent editorial work...a landmark publication which has every chance of becoming a standard work of reference." --Linguist List