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Between the Perfect and the Preterite – a DRT Analysis of the Romanian and the English Complex Past

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LI (1), p. 55-71
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:This paper investigates the behaviour of the Romanian complex past (perfect compus) in relation to its English counterpart (the Present Perfect) from a Discourse Representation Theory (cf. Kamp & Reyle 1993) perspective. The data we analyse come from a range of Romance and Germanic languages. Our hypothesis is that the Romanian perfect compus (henceforth PC) appears as semantically richer than other ‘perfects’ and is on the verge of becoming a preterite. We conclude by proposing a scale of perfectivity where the Romanian perfect ranks highest in terms of a [+ preterite] dimension.
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 2

References in this publication: 4

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