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Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Joanna Blaszczak, Anastasia Giannakidou, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Krzysztof Migdalski


Over the past several decades, linguistic theorizing of tense, aspect, and mood (TAM), along with a strongly growing body of crosslinguistic studies, have revealed complexity in the data that challenges traditional distinctions and treatments of these categories. This book argues that it’s time to revisit our conventional assumptions and reconsider our foundational questions: What exactly is a linguistic category? What kinds of categories to labels such as “subjunctive,” “imperative,” “future,” and “modality” truly refer to? In short, how categorical are categories? Current literature assumes ... More

Keywords: tense, aspect, mood, linguistic categories, TAM, grammatical categories, irrealis moods, modality, aspectual markers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226363523
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Blaszczak, editor
University of Wrocław, Poland

Anastasia Giannakidou, editor
University of Chicago

Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, editor
University of Wrocław, Poland

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