Contextualizing Time in Linguistic Discourse: Cues to Individuate and to Order Events

  • Samir Karmakar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8284)

Abstract

Temporal description of a discourse is a consequence of the interactions holding among different contextualities. These interactions are governed by different contextualization cues of both explicit and implicit types. The explicit contextualization cues are tense, grammatical aspect, connectives etc., whereas the implicit contextualization cues are expectancies and dependencies emerging from the concept internal structures of open class expressions in a description. In this paper, an attempt would be made to understand how some of these cues play a crucial role in construing the sense of temporality encoded in a discourse, with an example drawn from Bangla.

Keywords

landmark affordances foreground background temporality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samir Karmakar
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  1. 1.School of Languages and LinguisticsJadavpur UniversityIndia

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