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Some general thoughts on tense and aspect in Modern Greek

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Restructuring of the Iranian tense/aspect/mood system


The purpose of this paper is to outline the fundamental grammaticalization and degrammat(icalizat)ion processes observable in the restructuring of the tense/aspect/mood systems of the West Iranian languages during their historical development. Their core aspectual systems will be presented as consisting of three categories: Imperfective, Perfective and Perfect.

Special attention will be paid to the rise of the analytic Perfect in Middle Persian and its further development in Early New Persian and other West Iranian languages. It will be shown that the degrammation of the copula played a significant role in the formation of compound temporal (Perfect, Pluperfect) and modal categories (Evidential, Conjectural) in New Persian, Kurdish, Balochi and Tajik. The Evidential mode of New Persian is based on the analytic Perfect rafte ast ‘he is gone’ and it is found in all the three aspectual categories (Imperfective, Perfective and Perfect) and both voices. It is usually claimed that it developed in the Iranian languages probably under Turkic influence. We intend to address the contentious issue of syntactic borrowing in terms of language contact in another paper.

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Toward a formal model of semantic change: A neo-Reichenbachian approach to the development of the Vedic past tense system

: The development of the Aorist from a Perfective Past to an Immediate Past. In Josephson, Folke & Söhrman, Ingemar (eds.), Diachronic and Typological Perspectives on Verbs, 261-298. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Dahl, Eystein. 2014. The Development of the Vedic Perfect: From Anterior to Inferential Past. In Klein, Jared & Tucker, Elizabeth (eds.), Vedic and Sanskrit Historical Linguistics: Papers from the 13th World Sanskrit Conference, 179-242. New Dehli: Motilal Banarshidas. Dahl, Östen. 1984. Temporal distance: remoteness distinctions in

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Syntax and Semantics 1, 49-64. den Dikken Marcel, Sybesma Rint. 1998. Take Serials Light up the Middle. Paper Presented at the 20th GLOW Colloquim, Tilburg. de Vega Manuel, Robertson David, Glenberg Arthur, Kaschak Michael, Rinck Mike. 2004. “On Doing Two Things at Once: Temporal Constraints on Actions in Language Comprehension.” Memory & Cognition 32(7), 1033-1043. Dixon Robert Malcolm Ward. 1997. The Rise and Fall of Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dowty David. 1986. “The Effects of Aspectual Class on the Temporal

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The meaning of the NAATA + infinitive construction in basse mandinka

. Ethnologue: Languages of the World . Dallas: SIL International. Lindstedt Jouko. 2000. “The Perfect - Aspectual, Temporal and Evidential.” In: Dahl 2000: 365-383. Lück Marlies, Henderson Linda. 1993. Gambian Mandinka: a Learning Manual for English Speakers . Banjul: WEC International. Macbrair Maxwell. 1842. A Grammar of the Mandingo Language . London: The Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society. Mandinka English Dictionary . 1988. Banjul: WE C International. Mandinka English Dictionary

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Nominal KAŊ form in Basse Mandinka: Its cognitive mapping and taxonomical status (Part 2)

. Haspelmath, Martin. 1998. T he semantic development of old presents: N ew futures and subjunctives without grammaticalization. Diachronica 15(1). 29-62. Heine, Bernd. 1997. Cognitive foundations of grammar. O xford: O xford U niversity P ress. Marchese, L ynell. 1986. Tense/Aspect and the Development of Auxiliaries in the Kru Language Family. A rlington: SIL-University of T exas P ress. Traugott, E lisabeth Closs. 1978. O n the expression of spatio-temporal relations in language. In G reenberg, J oseph & Ferguson, Charles

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Resultatives in Basque: A Diachronic Study

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Duration and speed of speech events: A selection of methods

additively at most rates. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 105. 476-480. Dechert, H ans W . & Raupach, Manfred (eds.), Temporal Variables in Speech. Studies in Honour of Frieda Goldman- Eisler. T he H ague: Mouton. Demenko, G rażyna & K lessa, K atarzyna & Szymański, Marcin & Breuer, Stefan & H ess, W olfgang. 2010. P olish unit selection speech synthesis with BOSS: extensions and speech corpora. International Journal of Speech Technology 13(2). 85-99. Everitt, Brian S. & L andau, Sabine & L eese, Morven

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New challenges in psycholinguistics: Interactivity and alignment in interpersonal communication

eidelberg: Springer Verlag. Karpiński, Maciej & K lessa, K atarzyna & Czoska, A gnieszka. 2014. L ocal and global convergence in the temporal domain in P olish task-oriented dialogue. In Campbell, N . & G ibbon, Dafydd & H irst, Daniel (eds.), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7 Conference. Dublin, 743-747. Kim, Midam & H orton, Sid & Bradlow, A nn R. 2011. P honetic convergence in spontaneous conversations as a function of interlocutor language distance. Laboratory Phonology 2. 125-156. Kopp, Stefan & Bergmann, K irsten 2013. A

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Cognate arguments and the Transitivity Requirement in the history of English

arvard Classics 49). N ew York: P .F. Collier & Son. Höche, Silke. 2009. Cognate object constructions in English. A cognitive-linguistic account. T übingen: N arr. Horrocks, G eoffrey & Stavrou, Melita. 2003. A ctions and their results in G reek and E nglish: T he complementarity of morphologically encoded (viewpoint) aspect and syntactic resultative predication. Journal of Semantics 20. 297−327. Horrocks, G eoffrey & Stavrou, Melita. 2007. G rammaticalized A spect and Spatio-temporal Culmination. Lingua 117. 605

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