Perfects in Indo-European languages and beyond /

Perfects in Indo-European languages and beyond / edited by Robert Crellin, University of Cambridge ; Thomas Jügel, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. - Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2020 - xiv, 686 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm. - Current issues in linguistic theory, volume 352 0304-0763 ; .

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction / Bernard Comrie -- The development of the perfect within IE verbal systems : an overview / Martin Joachim Kümmel -- Celtic past tenses past and present / Arndt Wigger -- The development of the perfect in selected Middle and New Germanic languages / Hanna Fischer -- Perfects in Baltic and Slavic / Peter Arkadiev and Björn Wiemer -- Paradigmatisation of the perfect and resultative in Tocharian / Ilja A. Seržant -- The synthetic perfect from Indo-Iranian to Late Vedic / Eystein Dahl -- The perfect in Middle and New Iranian languages / Thomas Jügel -- The perfect in North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic / Geoffrey Khan -- The perfect in Classical Armenian / Daniel Kölligan -- The Hittite periphrastic perfect / Guglielmo Inglese and Silvia Luraghi -- The Gothic perfective constructions in contrast to West Germanic / Michail L. Kotin -- The perfect system in Ancient Greek / Robert Crellin -- The perfect in Medieval and Modern Greek / Geoffrey Horrocks -- The perfect system of Old Albanian (Geg variety) / Stefan Schumacher -- The perfect system in Latin / Robert Crellin -- Calquing a quirk : the perfect in the languages of Europe / Bridget Drinka -- The perfect in context in texts in English, Sistani Balochi and New Testament Greek / Stephen H. Levinsohn -- Indo-European perfects in typological perspective / Östen Dahl.

"This volume provides a detailed investigation of perfects from all the branches of the Indo-European language family, in some cases representing the first ever comprehensive description. Thorough philological examinations result in empirically well-founded analyses illustrated by over 940 examples. The unique temporal depth and diatopic breadth of attested Indo-European languages permits the investigation both of TAME (Tense-Aspect-Mood-Evidentiality) systems over time and of recurring cycles of change as well as synchronic patterns of areal distribution and contact phenomena, possibilities fully exploited in the volume. Furthermore, the cross-linguistic perspective adopted by many authors, as well as the inclusion of contributions which go beyond the boundaries of the Indo-European family per se, facilitates typological comparison. As such, the volume is intended to serve as a springboard for future research both into the semantics of the perfect in Indo-European itself, and verb systems across the world's languages"--



Indo-European languages--Tense.
Grammar, Comparative and general--Tense.

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