Search for dissertations about: "tense"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the word tense.

  1. 1. Tense and aspect in Chichewa, Citumbuka and Cisena : A description and comparison of the tense-aspect systems in three southeastern Bantu languages

    Author : Andrea Kiso; Östen Dahl; Eva Lindström; Bernd Heine; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Tense; aspect; Chichewa; Citumbuka; Cisena; Bantu; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This dissertation describes and compares the tense-aspect systems found in three southeastern Bantu languages, viz. Chichewa, Citumbuka and Cisena. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspect, evidentiality and tense in Mongolian : From Middle Mongol to Khalkha and Khorchin

    Author : Benjamin Brosig; Östen Dahl; Elena Skribnik; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Middle Mongolian; Mongolian; Khalkha; Khorchin; tense; evidentiality; aspect; complex predicates; General Linguistics; allmän språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : The present thesis consists of an introduction and the following papers:The aspect-evidentiality system of Middle Mongol. Ural-Altaic Studies, 13. (forthcoming)The tense-aspect system of Khorchin Mongolian. In: Pirkko Suihkonen & Lindsay Whaley (eds. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tense and Aspect in Caesar's Narrative

    Author : Fredrik Oldsjö; Machtelt Bolkestein; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Classical philology - general; aspect; Aktionsart; situation type; tense; Classical Latin; historiographical narrative; epitomistic narrative; foreground and background; seriality; iconicity; information type; Caesar; Livy; Velleius Paterculus; Florus; Eutropius; Klassiska språk - allmänt; Classical philology; Klassiska språk; latin; Latin;

    Abstract : This is a study of the function of tense, aspect, and Aktionsart/situation type in Caesar's historiographical narrative (Bellum Gallicum and Bellum civile). The extensive theoretical part discusses these semantic categories from a cross-linguistic perspective and analyzes their functions in Classical Latin. READ MORE

  4. 4. Content and Composition : An essay on tense, content, and semantic value

    Author : Sara Packalén; Peter Pagin; Åsa Wikforss; Jeffrey King; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Semantic value; assertoric content; compositionality; tense; Kaplan; Lewis; communication; Theoretical Philosophy; teoretisk filosofi;

    Abstract : A remarkable thing about natural language is that we can use it to share our beliefs and thoughts about the world with other speakers of our language. In cases of successful communication, beliefs seem to be transferred from speakers to hearers by means of the hearer recovering the contents of the speaker’s utterances. READ MORE

  5. 5. Participles in Time. The Development of the Perfect Tense in Swedish

    Author : Ida Larsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavian syntax; Swedish; language change; tense; aspect; perfect; participle; supine; resultative; unaccusativity; auxiliary selection;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the syntactic-semantic development of the perfect tense from a construction with possessive HAVE and a tenseless participial complement. Both participles and auxiliary are assumed to have internal syntactic structure, and the different perfect-type constructions can thus be related synchronically and diachronically to each other. READ MORE