just now and now now (again)

Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Tue Nov 16 23:48:55 UTC 1999

Continuing to clean out my files, and came across this:

Wright, Susan.  1987.  "Now now" not "just now":  The interpretation of
temporal deictic expressions in South African English.  African Studies

Her diagram of future time is something like:

now------>now now------>just now------->

Lynne, who's gotten to the end of the alphabet


M. Lynne Murphy, Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English, Baylor University
PO Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798 USA
Phone:  254-710-6983     Fax:  254-710-3894

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