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Introduction

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 75)

This book is a follow-up to its companion volume, The Syntax of Time (Guéron and Lecarme, 2004), which contributed various perspectives on the syntax of tense and the temporal construal of events: models of tense interpretation, construal of verbal forms, temporal aspect versus lexical aspect, the relation between the event and its argument structure, and the interaction of case with aktionsart or tense construal. Similar in approach to the earlier book, Time and Modality explores the grammatical relations between tense and modality.

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Embed Clause Epistemic Modal Speech Time Modal Complement Perfective Aspect 
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