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


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Title: Participles in Time. The Development of the Perfect Tense in Swedish.
Authors: Larsson, Ida
E-mail: ida.larsson@svenska.gu.se
Issue Date: 2009
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Swedish ; Institutionen för svenska språket
Date of Defence: 2009-09-26
Disputation: 26 September 2009 kl 10.15 i Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: 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. Cross-linguistic variation is tied to the properties of the present tense, the auxiliary, and the aspectual composition of the participle. Possessi... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-663-9
ISSN: 0078-1134
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/20772
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Nordistica Gothoburgensia
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för svenska språket
Nordistica Gothoburgensia

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