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Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality$
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James Higginbotham

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239313

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001

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Anaphoric Tense

Anaphoric Tense

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(p.102) 6 Anaphoric Tense
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Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality
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James Higginbotham (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0006

This chapter extends the discussion of sequence of tense so as to include some properties of the English Perfect, and so as to clarify some pieces of the construction thus far left open. It calls attention to some features referred to as indexical mismatch between adverbials and tenses, a phenomenon that may well extend in a number of directions, both within individual languages and cross-linguistically. In large part, however, the purpose is to show that anaphoric theories of tense do exactly what needs to be done to explain the dependencies of c-commanded tenses upon c-commanding ones, and that alternatives — notably those of the sort proposed in Ogihara (1995), von Stechow (1995), and Abusch (1994; 1997) — must build back into their respective accounts the anaphoric properties of sequence of tense if those accounts are to be part of an empirically adequate system.

Keywords:   sequence of tense, English Perfect, indexical mismatch

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