Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages

Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages

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This study presents a comparative approach to a universal theory of TENSE, ASPECT and MOOD, combining the methods of comparative and historical linguistics, fieldwork, text linguistics, and philology. The parts of the book discuss and describe (i) the concepts of TENSE, ASPECT and MOOD; (ii) the Tibetan system of RELATIVE TENSE and aspectual values, with main sections on Old and Classical Tibetan, qLhasaq Tibetan, and East Tibetan (Amdo and Kham); and (iii) West Tibetan (Ladakhi, Purik, Balti); Part (iv) presents the comparative view.6.5 QUANT and its relation to ASPECT/FRAMING and TENSE-A In section 1.3. 4.4 above, I have discussed the problematic role of QUANT regarding the definition of a universally valid linguistic concept of a€œaspecta€. Part of the difficulties may beanbsp;...

Title:Relative Tense and Aspectual Values in Tibetan Languages
Author: Bettina Zeisler
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2004-01-01

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