The relation between experience, conceptual structure and meaning: non-temporal uses of tense and language teaching

Vyvyan Evans, Andrea Tyler

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Cognitive Linguistics I: Theory and Language Acquisition
EditorsM. Puetz, S. Niemeier, R. Dirven
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherMouton de Gruyter
Pages63-105
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9783110172218
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001

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