Readings of The German Present Perfect

  • Björn Rothstein


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.
How to Cite
Rothstein, B. (2019). Readings of The German Present Perfect. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 340-354.