Towards an Understanding of the Meaning of Nominal Tense

  • Judith Tonhauser

Abstract

Paraguayan Guaran´ı has nominal inflectional suffixes with temporal meanings. I challenge the claim that they are nominal tenses (cf. Nordlinger and Sadler 2004), and analyze them as nominal aspects. I present evidence that points to crosslinguistic variation in the way in which noun phrases are temporally interpreted, and address the implications of the existence of languages with nominal temporal markers for theories of temporality and crosslinguistic temporal interpretation.
Published
2019-08-20
How to Cite
Tonhauser, J. (2019). Towards an Understanding of the Meaning of Nominal Tense. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 475-488. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.781