tense system


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Noun1.tense system - a system of tenses used in a particular language
language system - a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
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Amongst them should be highlighted her incorporation of William Bull's tense system as a way of explaining how time is conceptualized in different languages (1960), which helps in broadening the scope of the application of the originally anglophone TWT.
Tense and Text in Classical Arabic: A Discourse-Oriented Study of the Classical Arabic Tense System
The verb in archaic biblical poetry; a discursive, typological, and historical investigation of the tense system.
The scientific text integrated tense system performs several functions at a time, harmonizing the text continuum, uniting separate notional text passages into a coherent whole, partitioning the text into notional passages.
Early grammars of French expressed an awareness that the French tense system offered more grammaticalized possibilities than did Latin for nuancing the relation between past and present, including between the dead and the living.
This suggests that the entire tense system in Croatian may be aspectual in nature; cf.
Helle Metslang and Hannu Tommola wrote a typological overview of the Estonian tense system "Zum Tempussystem des Estnischen" (--Tense Systems in European Languages II, Tubingen 1995).
The primary tense system, based on [+/-anterior] is dependent on the stative or non-stative status of the verb.
Yet, these transitions express the potentials inherent in the French tense system.
The first aim of this article is to distinguish between the two types of tense system, namely absolute and relative tense in Zulu.
His chapter on the tense system is still somewhat tentative, and by reporting on work still in progress he provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse into the linguist's workshop; didactically this is valuable, as it shows students that questions and method, the processual, can be more important than the answer as a product.
One is the hierarchical and essentially stable system of corresponding planes, institutionalized in Tillyard's Elizabethan World Picture; the other is a complementary (rather than oppositional) notion of the universe as "a tense system of interacting, interdependent opposites " (7) in which every order, every structure of identity is subject to violent change.