The Grammaticalization of Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality: A Functional Perspective.
The Grammaticalization of Tense, Aspect, Modality and Evidentiality: A Functional Perspective
Edited by Kees Hengeveld, Heiko Narrog, and Hella Olbertz
De Gruyter Mouton
Trends in Linguistics: Studies and Monographs; Volume 311
Three general studies and seven language-specific studies offer functional approaches to understanding the grammaticalization of tense, aspect, modality, and evidentiality in various languages. Their topics include the interaction of components in a functional discourse grammar account of grammaticalization, modality and aspect marking in Surinamese Javanese: grammaticalization and contact-induced change, the grammaticalization of modality and evidentiality in Tundra Nenets, grammaticalization as morphosyntax and representation: mood from tense markers in the Old Irish and Romance condition, and the grammaticalization of Dutch moeten: modal and post-modal meanings. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)