1. Aspects of English Aspect: On the Interaction of Perfect, Progressive and Durational Phrases. [REVIEW]Anita Mittwoch - 1988 - Linguistics and Philosophy 11 (2):203 - 254.
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    The Relationship Betweenschon/Already Andnoch/Still: A Reply to Löbner. [REVIEW]Anita Mittwoch - 1993 - Natural Language Semantics 2 (1):71-82.
    According to Löbner (1989), Germanschon ‘already’ andnoch ‘still’ are related vianoch nicht ‘not yet’ as follows: ‘Noch p att’ presupposes ‘p beforet.’Noch nicht p is equivalent tonoch (~p). Therefore ‘noch nicht p att’ presupposes ‘~p beforet.’Schon p is the negation ofnoch nicht p. Therefore ‘schon p att’ also presupposes ‘~p beforet.’ This paper gives evidence to show thatnoch nicht p andschon p do not have the postulated presuppositions, and argues thatnoch nicht is not compositional. Like Löbner (1989), the present paper (...)
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  3. The English Resultative Perfect and its Relationship to the Experiential Perfect and the Simple Past Tense.Anita Mittwoch - 2008 - Linguistics and Philosophy 31 (3):323-351.
    A sentence in the Resultative perfect licenses two inferences: (a) the occurrence of an event (b) the state caused by this event obtains at evaluation time. In this paper I show that this use of the perfect is subject to a large number of distributional restrictions that all serve to highlight the result inference at the expense of the event inference. Nevertheless, only the event inference determines the truth conditions of this use of the perfect, the result inference being a (...)
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