As Time Goes By
Norbert Hornstein, 1990

Introduction: Tense and the Language Faculty

Chapter 1. The Basic Tenses

1.1 A Reichenbachian Theory of Tense

1.2 Tenses and Adverbs

1.3 Multiple Adverbs

1.4 Adverbs of Modifiers

1.5 The Tense of Modals

1.6 The Future Tense and Higher Verbs

1.7 Conclusion

Chapter 2. Some Complex Tense Structures

2.1 Temporal Connectives

2.2 The RTC and the CDTS

2.3 An Interpretive Interlude

2.4 More Examples of the CDTS

2.5 Interpreting Complex Tense Structures

2.6 Before and After

2.7 Conditionals

2.8 Conclusion

Chapter 3. A Reichenbachian Answer to Plato's Problem

3.1 Tenses and the Logical Problem of Language Acquisition

3.2 What Is a Possible Tense

3.3 The R Point

3.4 Further Evidence for R

3.5 Linearity

3.6 Composed BTSs

3.7 Mapping from Morphemes to Tenses

3.8 Gerunds

3.9 Conclusion

Chapter 4. Sequence of Tense from a Reichenbachian Perspective

4.1 Sequence of Tense: A Brief Description

4.2 A Neo-Reichenbachian Theory of SOT

4.3 A Locality Condition on SOT Tense Structures

4.4 Some Implications of the Locality Condition

4.5 The Tense Structure of Infinitivals

4.6 Some Comparisons with Enç's Theory

4.7 Conclusion

Chapter 5. Deriving the Properties of Sequence-of-Tense Structures

5.1 Tenses Are Not Operators

5.2 Tenses as Adverbs

5.3 Bierwish's Puzzle and the Diachrony of Tense

5.4 Tense and the Theory of Grammar

5.5 Conclusion

Chapter 6. Final Points

6.1 An Outline of the Theory

6.2 From Primary Linguistic Data to a Grammar of Tense

6.3 Conclusion

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