|Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the Languages of the World Joan Bybee, Revere |
Perkins, William Pagliuca ... The English Perfect is a good example of an anterior:
according to Dahl's analysis of the anterior in thirty-two languages of his corpus ...
|In Sierra Miwok, its use as an anterior in subordinate clauses is specifically |
mentioned. ... Korean, Tarascan, and Zapotec), the tense is called a Perfect, and
examples indicate that its use is comparable. ... It seems to resemble a tense
more than an aspect, since it does not affect the internal temporal contours of the
|Talking perfectly: discourse origins of the Present Perfect. In W. Pagliuca (ed.), |
Perspectives ... The role of frequency in the specialization of the English anterior.
In J. Bybee and P. Hopper ... The parameter of aspect. Dordrecht: Kluwer. Steele