Semantic Variation in Tense and Aspect
Unit 1: Background on the Semantics of Tense, Aspect, and Embedded Tense
A Review of Intensions, Propositional Attitudes, and Events
An Introduction to the Semantics of Tense
An Introduction to the Semantics of Aspect and Aktionsart
Approaches to the Semantics of Embedded Tense
Unit 2: Variation in the Interpretation of Embedded Tenses
Prolegomenon: De Re Attitudes, Tense, and 'Double Access' Readings
Variation in the Interpretation of Embedded Tenses: Ogihara & Sharvit (2012) "Embedded Tenses"
Unit 3: Variation in the Semantics of Perfective and Imperfective Aspect
Altshuler (2014) "A Typology of Partitive Aspectual Operators" [Handout by Petr Kusliy]
Imperfective Aspect as a Modal Operator: Arregui et al. (2014) "Cross-Linguistic Variation in Imperfectivity"
Unit 4: Variation in the Semantics of Perfect
Pancheva (2003) "The Aspectual Makeup of Perfect Participles and the Intepretation of Perfect" [Handout by Katia Vostrikova]
The Perfect Time Span and the 'Present Perfect Puzzle': Pancheva & von Stechow (2004) and Rothstein (2008)
Unit 5: 'Tenseless' Langauges
Tonhauser (2011) "Temporal Reference in Paraguayan Guarani, a Tenseless Language" [Handout by Thuy Bui]
Unmarked Verbs with Free Future Construal: Mucha (2013) "Temporal Interpretation in Hausa"
Unit 6: Adnominal Tense(?)
Tonhauser (2007) "Nominal Tense? The Meaning of Guarani Nominal Temporal Markers"[Handout by Rodica Ivan]
Adnominal Tenses Redux: Thomas (2014) "Nominal Tense and Temporal Implicatures"