The Tense, Mood, and Aspect (TMA) Cycles

Elly van Gelderen

in The Linguistic Cycle

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199756056
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199896882 | DOI:
The Tense, Mood, and Aspect (TMA) Cycles

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How an event is situated in time and how speaker attitudes and manner are expressed differs tremendously from language to language. Tense, mood, and aspect markings undergo cyclical change as well. The Feature Economy has been u8sed to discuss the Future and Aspect Cycles and Late Merge with changes in the adverbials.

Keywords: TMA; tense; mood; aspect; future cycle; aspect cycle; CP; TP; adverbial

Chapter.  16706 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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