Tense

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Tense is a grammatical feature or category expressing a temporal relation between the event described by the verb and the moment of utterance. Tense has been analyzed either as a morpho-syntactic feature of INFL, or as a category T in its own right. Traditional tense features are past, present and future.

References

  • Chomsky, N. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding, Foris, Dordrecht.
  • Giorgi, A. & F. Pianesi 1991. Toward a Syntax of Temporal Representations, Probus 3,
  • Gueron, J. & T. Hoekstra 1988. T-chains and the Constituent Structure of Auxiliaries, in: A. Cardinaletti et al. (eds.) Constituent Structure, Foris, Dordrecht.
  • Hornstein, N. 1990. As time goes by, The MIT Press:Cambridge MA.


Links

Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

See also

Portal:Tense


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