This paper presents a survey of non-temporal meanings of English tense. Proposals are made for the cognitive-pragmatic interaction which has led to time-reference having developed new semantic-pragmatic functions, such as politeness, epistemic stance, etc. We also consider the implication of the analysis for language teaching.
|Title of host publication||Applied Cognitive Linguistics I: Theory and Language Acquisition|
|Editors||M. Puetz, S. Niemeier, R. Dirven|
|Place of Publication||Berlin, Germany|
|Publisher||Mouton de Gruyter|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2001|