Temporality surveys the ways in which languages of different types refer to past, present, and future events, through an in-depth examination of four major language types: tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, and mood-based Kalaallisut.
- Cutting-edge research on directly compositional dynamic semantics of languages with and without grammatical tense
- New in-depth analysis of temporal, aspectual, modal, as well as nominal discourse reference
- Presents a novel logical language for representing linguistic meaning (Update with Centering)
- Develops a unified theory of tense, aspect, mood, and person as different types of ‘grammatical centering systems’
Keywords: Semantics, Language events, logical representation languages, dynamic update logic, Centering Theory, formal semantics, philosophy of language, language and computers, dynamic semantics, compositional dynamic semantics, semantics of language, grammatical tense, temporal semantics, aspectual semantics, modal discourse, tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, mood-based Kalaallisut, linguistic meaning, grammatical centering systems, Explorations in Semantics series