Graduate studies at Western
|Abstract||In this work, we treat the interpretation of tense in adjunct clauses in English and Russian (relative clauses, before/after/when-clauses) with a future matrix verb. The main findings of our paper are the following: 1. English has a simultaneous reading in Present adjuncts embedded under will. Russian Present adjuncts under budet or the synthetic perfective future can only have a deictic interpretation. This follows from our SOT parameter. 2. The syntax of Russian temporal adjunct clauses (do/posle togo kak…) shows overt parts that had to be stipulated for English as covert in earlier papers. We present a neat and straightforward analysis of Russian temporal adjuncts. Contrary to Russian, English has Present under Future in before-clauses. It would be nice to relate this feature to the SOT parameter, but the construction seems to be an idiosyncrasy in the domain of subordinate tense.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Anastasia Giannakidou, The Dependency of the Subjunctive Revisited: Temporal Semantics and Polarity.
Ron Artstein (2005). Quantificational Arguments in Temporal Adjunct Clauses. Linguistics and Philosophy 28 (5):541 - 597.
Kyle Rawlins (2013). (Un)Conditionals. Natural Language Semantics 21 (2):111-178.
Judith Tonhauser (2011). Temporal Reference in Paraguayan Guaraní, a Tenseless Language. Linguistics and Philosophy 34 (3):257-303.
Pierre Pica & José Bonneau (1995). On the Development of the Complementation System in English and its Relation to Switch-Reference. In J. Berman (ed.), Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society. GLSA.
Ingvar Johansson (1980). Ceteris Paribus Clauses, Closure Clauses and Falsifiability. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 11 (1):16-22.
Seth Cable (2013). Beyond the Past, Present, and Future: Towards the Semantics of 'Graded Tense' in Gĩkũyũ. [REVIEW] Natural Language Semantics 21 (3):219-276.
Justyna Kurczak (2010). Recent Studies on Russian Thought in Poland. Studies in East European Thought 62 (1):11 - 17.
Martin Hackl & Jon Nissenbaum (2012). A Modal Ambiguity in for-Infinitival Relative Clauses. Natural Language Semantics 20 (1):59-81.
Lisa Matthewson (2006). Temporal Semantics in a Superficially Tenseless Language. Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (6):673 - 713.
Added to index2010-12-22
Total downloads2 ( #246,694 of 739,367 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,680 of 739,367 )
How can I increase my downloads?