Readings of The German Present Perfect

  • Björn Rothstein

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to give a monosemous analysis of the meaning of the German present perfect in terms of an Extended Now approach (McCoard (1978). I propose an account for the different present perfect readings in terms of the discourse-based approach to tense first developed by Kamp & Rohrer (1985). Temporal and rhetorical relations between tenses in a given text will be used to account for the different readings of the present perfect.
Published
2019-08-20
How to Cite
Rothstein, B. (2019). Readings of The German Present Perfect. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 340-354. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.773