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Title: Remarks on Temporal Anchoring : The Case of Armenian Aorist
Author⁄s: Giorgi, Alessandra
Editor⁄s: Haroutyunian, Sona
Date issued: 2011
Type of document: Working Paper
Is part of: University of Venice Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 21, 2011, pp. 89-110
Publisher: Venezia, Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Università Ca' Foscari
Abstract: In this paper we consider a verbal form of the Armenian system, the Aorist, that exhibits temporal and aspectual properties not easily fitting the "canonical" descriptions. We will see that its distribution might seem at first sight incoherent and show that only by means of a finer analysis it is possible to account for its characteristics in a uniform way. To this end, we compare the Armenian aorist with the English simple past and present perfect, on one side, and with the Italian passato remoto (simple past) and passato prossimo (present perfect), on the other.
Language: eng
Keywords: Armenian language
Aorist
Armenian aorist and English simple past and presente perfect
Italian tenses and English tenses
Access rights: open
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