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To grammaticalise temporal relations or not, that is the question.

Abstract : This paper addresses the use of tenses in subclauses. More in particular, it addresses the question whether syntactic subordination results in temporal subordination. The focus is on relative clauses. It is shown that the syntactic status of the subclause (non-restrictive vs. restrictive) impacts on the tense system. The paper also illustrates in what way situation types constrain the choice of a relative tense and/or an absolute tense.
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Ilse Depraetere. To grammaticalise temporal relations or not, that is the question.. Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Barbara and Irena Czwenar (eds). A new curriculum for English., Piotrków Trybunalski: Piotrków College Press., pp.275-89., 2001. ⟨halshs-00849486⟩



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