Time: Language, Cognition and Reality

Hardcover | July 13, 2013

EditorKasia M. Jaszczolt, Louis de Saussure

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This book considers linguistic and mental representations of time. Prominent linguists and philosophers from all over the world examine and report on recent work on the representation of temporal reference; the interaction of the temporal information from tense, aspect, modality, temporaladverbials, and context; and the representation of the temporal relations between events and states, as well as between facts, propositions, sentences, and utterances. They link this to current research on the cognitive processing of temporal reference, linguistic and philosophical semantics,psychology, and anthropology. The book is divided into three parts: Time, Tense, and Temporal Reference in Discourse; Time and Modality; and Cognition and Metaphysics of Time. It will interest scholars and advanced students of time and temporal reference in linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and cognitivescience.

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This book considers linguistic and mental representations of time. Prominent linguists and philosophers from all over the world examine and report on recent work on the representation of temporal reference; the interaction of the temporal information from tense, aspect, modality, temporaladverbials, and context; and the representation ...

Kasia M. Jaszczolt is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language at the University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on topics in semantics and pragmatics, including propositional attitude ascription, representation of time, semantics/pragmatics interface, and her theory of Default Semantics. One of her current proj...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 13, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Louis de Saussure: Introduction: Time, temporality, and tensePart I: Time, Tense, and Temporal Reference in Discourse1. Nicholas Asher: Temporal modification2. Alice ter Meulen: Temporal reasoning as indexical inference3. Louis de Saussure: Perspectival interpretations of tensesPart II: Time and Modality4. Pieter Byloo and Jan Nuyts: Modal auxiliaries and tense: The case of Dutch5. Laurent Gosselin: Semantic and pragmatic aspects of the interaction of time and modality in French: An interval-based account6. Andrea Rocci: Modal conversational backgrounds and evidential bases in predictions: The view from the Italian modalsPart III: Cognition and Metaphysics of Time7. Simon Prosser: Experience, thought, and the metaphysics of time8. Peter Ludlow: Tensism9. Kasia M. Jaszczolt: Temporality and epistemic commitment: An unresolved question10. Frank Brisard: An account of English tense and aspect in Cognitive Grammar11. Paul Chilton: Frames of reference and the linguistic conceptualization of time: Present and FutureReferencesIndex