Tense and Aspects in Discourse by Co Vet, Carl Vetters

By Co Vet, Carl Vetters

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Tense and Aspects in Discourse

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Temporal orientation to (facts corresponding to) implications or presuppositions (26,i,a) can be illustrated by an (English) example like (1), repeated here as (27): (27) The old man lit the lamp (SI). The feeble light gave the room an appearance of sadness (S2) S2 of (27) presupposes there be light (in the room). The semantic subject of this (non-temporal) presupposition corresponds to a definite description in S2 (the feeble light), and the presupposition itself is identical with what is temporally implied by SI.

Figure 3. DR of (1) and (2) The stylistic-variant hypothesis can be falsified if we are able to show that there is at least one context in which the Simple Future and the Periphrastic Future give rise to a different interpretation. Such a context is not hard to find. Compare first the following examples: (5) a. b. II a 'He II a 'He I'air d'un homme qui va mourir.

Before giving positive arguments for the claim about the temporal information provided by the imparfait, let us assume for the sake of the argument that in (15) — (18) the imparfait does not express simultaneity. Then it would seem logical to admit that in (15) and (18), for instance, the imparfait expresses anteriority, because E3 of (15) and E2 of (18) are anterior to the fact referred to by the preceding sentence of these examples. For similar reasons, the imparfait in (16) — (17) would express posteriority.

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