Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Cristina Grisot
    Pages 1-64 Open Access
  3. Cristina Grisot
    Pages 111-135 Open Access
  4. Cristina Grisot
    Pages 137-172 Open Access
  5. Cristina Grisot
    Pages 173-215 Open Access
  6. Cristina Grisot
    Pages 217-262 Open Access
  7. Cristina Grisot
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-319

About this book


This open access book provides new methodological and theoretical insights into temporal reference and its linguistic expression, from a cross-linguistic experimental corpus pragmatics approach. Verbal tenses, in general, and more specifically the categories of tense, grammatical and lexical aspect are treated as cohesion ties contributing to the temporal coherence of a discourse, as well as to the cognitive temporal coherence of the mental representations built in the language comprehension process. As such, it investigates the phenomenon of temporal reference at the interface between corpus linguistics, theoretical linguistics and pragmatics, experimental pragmatics, psycholinguistics, natural language processing and machine translation. 


Theoretical and methodological preliminaries Tense and aspect Temporal reference Contrastive analysis Conceptual/procedural distinction corpus linguistics research Open access

Authors and affiliations

  • Cristina¬†Grisot
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of GenevaGeneva 4Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96751-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96752-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6819
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6827
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