This paper investigates the semantics of tense and aspect in Romance languages. Its goal is to develop a compositional, model-theoretic semantics for tense and temporal adverbs which is sensitive to aspectual distinctions. I will consider durative adverbial distributions and aspectual contrasts across different morphological tense forms. I will examine tense selection under habitual meanings, generic meanings and state of result constructions. In order to account for these facts I will argue that temporal homogeneity plays a fundamental role in tense selection in Romance languages

Arosio, F. (2011). Infectum and Perfectum. Two faces of tense selection in Romance languages. LINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY, 33(3), 171-214 [10.1007/s10988-010-9078-x].

Infectum and Perfectum. Two faces of tense selection in Romance languages

AROSIO, FABRIZIO
2011

Abstract

This paper investigates the semantics of tense and aspect in Romance languages. Its goal is to develop a compositional, model-theoretic semantics for tense and temporal adverbs which is sensitive to aspectual distinctions. I will consider durative adverbial distributions and aspectual contrasts across different morphological tense forms. I will examine tense selection under habitual meanings, generic meanings and state of result constructions. In order to account for these facts I will argue that temporal homogeneity plays a fundamental role in tense selection in Romance languages
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Tense,Aspect,Homogeneity,Romance languages
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Arosio, F. (2011). Infectum and Perfectum. Two faces of tense selection in Romance languages. LINGUISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY, 33(3), 171-214 [10.1007/s10988-010-9078-x].
Arosio, F
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