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The imperfect - preterite opposition in romance languages

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An aspect of the Romance languages that defies neat linguistic analysis is tense usage. In particular, students of Romance languages as well as grammarians have found it difficult to provide a consistent explanation for the imperfect - preterite opposition. Two main points of contention concern (i) the question of whether the two forms have an inherent aspectual content and (ii) the structure and role of lexical aspectual information in determining the overall meaning of a sentence. While ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:0fd5df3b-07ad-4055-84fd-5bfb9ee79725
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