Editors The Progressive in Modern English
Passives and intransitivity in Old Indo-Aryan
L. de Vries and R. de Vries-Wiersma
Edited by Bart Hollebrandse, Angeliek van Hout and Co Vet
The articles form a selection of the papers presented at the 5th Chronos Conference that took place at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in June 2002. We have categorized the papers into three sections: Tense, Aspect and Modality. Obviously, this ordering is somewhat arbitrary given that some of the papers cross these rather rigid boundaries, as they discuss the interplay of tense and aspect or tense and modality.
This book is of interest for scholars in the field of semantics, logic, syntax, and comparative linguistics.
A Study of Morphosyntactic Change in Codified Languages
A Corpus-Based Study of Grammaticalization and Related Changes
Along with discussing the structures from a synchronic point of view, Anna Bauer also draws parallels to neighbouring languages and ongoing changes within HLuwian itself. It is shown how other languages have left their mark on HLuwian and how that influences the HLuwian system.
En français, latin, corse, estonien et polonais
Edited by Pierre-Don Giancarli and Marc Fryd
This volume is a collection of eleven contributions dealing with perfect and aorist tenses in five languages: Joffre shows the fundamental ambiguity of the periphrasis of Latin passive and deponent verbs, while Dalbera proposes an invariant meaning for its perfect. Giancarli tests the hypothesis of a correlation between the variation of auxiliaries and that of past participles in Corsican. The perfect status of the Polish have + participle + object construction is questioned in turn by Nowakowska and Sikora. Treikelder focuses on the Estonian perfect in atypical contexts. Concerning French, Lindschouw & Schøsler look at the relationships between time adjuncts, passé compose and passé simple; Vetters describes the aoristic evolution of the latter, while Apothéloz explains why it should not be considered an aorist.
Contributors are: Denis Apothéloz, Joseph Dalbera, Pierre-Don Giancarli, Marie-Dominique Joffre, Jan Lindschouw, Małgorzata Nowakowska, Lene Schøsler, Dorota Sikora, Anu Treikelder, Carl Vetters.
Distinctive rising and falling tone movements in Slavic and East Baltic originated from retractions of the stress in these languages. These developments were independent from the gradual loss of glottalization which gave rise to new tonal distinctions at more recent stages. Several contributions to the present volume are reconsidered against this background. Original glottalization was preserved in the Russian dialect of Common Slavic at the time of the earliest borrowings into Latvian.