Readership: Scholars and advanced students of semantics, pragmatics, philosophy, anthropology, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and psychology.
Edited by Kasia M. Jaszczolt, Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language at the University of Cambridge, and Louis de Saussure, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel
Kasia M. Jaszczolt is Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy of Language at the University of Cambridge. She has published extensively on topics in semantics and pragmatics, including propositional attitude ascription, representation of time, semantics/pragmatics interface, and her theory of Default Semantics. One of her current project concerns attitudes de se and first-person reference, the other is a theory of Interactive Semantics, the subject and title of a book in progress for OUP. Her
books include Representing Time (OUP, 2009), Default Semantics (OUP, 2005), Semantics and Pragmatics (Longman, 2002) and Discourse, Beliefs and Intentions (Elsevier,1999).
Louis de Saussure is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Neuchâtel, where he co-founded the Centre for Cognitive Science. He was formerly a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He has been a visiting scholar at CNRS in Paris and at University College London. His research in cognitive pragmatics focuses primarily on time and modality but extends to the cognitive underpinnings of persuasion in discourse. His publications include Pragmatique temporelle des énoncés négatifs (University de Geneva, 2000) and Temps et pertinence (De Boeck 2003).
Kasia M. Jaszczolt and Louis de Saussure: Introduction: Time, temporality, and tense
Part I Time, Tense, and Temporal Reference in Discourse
1: Nicholas Asher: Temporal modification
2: Alice ter Meulen: Temporal reasoning as indexical inference
3: Louis de Saussure: Perspectival interpretations of tenses
Part II Time and Modality
4: Pieter Byloo and Jan Nuyts: Modal auxiliaries and tense: The case of Dutch
5: Laurent Gosselin: Semantic and pragmatic aspects of the interaction of time and modality in French: An interval-based account
6: Andrea Rocci: Modal conversational backgrounds and evidential bases in predictions: The view from the Italian modals
Part III Cognition and Metaphysics of Time
7: Simon Prosser: Experience, thought, and the metaphysics of time
8: Peter Ludlow: Tensism
9: Kasia M. Jaszczolt: Temporality and epistemic commitment: An unresolved question
10: Frank Brisard: An account of English tense and aspect in Cognitive Grammar
11: Paul Chilton: Frames of reference and the linguistic conceptualization of time: Present and Future