from temporal to non-temporal

Martin Hilpert hilpert at
Mon Aug 6 23:53:17 UTC 2007

Dear Funknetters,

I am interested in temporal expressions (such as tense markers or temporal 
adverbs) that have acquired non-temporal meanings. Well-known examples of 
this are English concessive 'while' and causal 'since'. I'd like to hear off-
list from people studying such elements in other languages. As long as there 
will be enough responses I could be coerced into organizing some sort of 
joint effort. 

Thanks, --Martin

Martin Hilpert
Rice University
Department of Linguistics MS 23
6100 Main Street
77005-1892 Houston TX
Tel (001) 713 3482822
Fax (001) 713 3484718

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