[Lingtyp] R: Temporal adverbial clauses: Any references?

Paolo Ramat paoram at unipv.it
Wed May 20 13:57:15 UTC 2020

The standard book remains Johan v.d. AUWERA (ed.), Adverbial Constructions in the Languages of Europe. Mouton de Gruyter 1998. (Especially v.d. Auwera’s  ‘Conclusion’ and, for your particular topic, chapt. 2: ‘Phasal adverbials in the language of Europe’.





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Dear Jesús


Here are a few references:


Cristofaro, S. 2003. Subordination. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hetterle, K. 2015. Adverbial Clauses in Cross-Linguistic Perspective. Ber­lin: De Gruyter Mouton 

Kortmann, B. 1997. Adverbial Subordinators. A Typology and History of Adverbial Subordinators Based on European Languages. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Wälchli, B. 2018/2019. ‘As long as’, ‘until’ and ‘before’ clauses: Zooming in on linguistic diversity. Baltic Linguistics 9: 141-236. http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1351829/FULLTEXT01.pdf


There are also many studies for particular languages, for instance:


Kuno, S. 1973. The Structure of the Japanese Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Iordanskaja, L. & I. Mel’čuk, 2009. Semantics of the Russian conjunction poka ‘while, before, until’. In: T. Berger, M. Giger, S. Kurt & I. Mendoza, Hg., Von grammatischen Kategorien und sprachlichen Weltbildern ― Die Slavia von der Sprachgeschichte bis zur Politsprache. Wiener Slawistischer Almanach. Sonderband 73, 253–262. München. http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/pdf/IordanskajaMelchuk.POKA.pdf 


There is, of course, also a huge literature in semantics, my favorite one is:


Swart, H, de. 1996. Meaning and use of not...until. Journal of Seman­tics 13, 221–263.


and the classics:


Heinämäki, O. T. 1974. Semantics of English Temporal Clauses. Ph.D. thesis. The University of Texas at Austin.

Karttunen, L. 1974. Until. Papers from the Tenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 284–297. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society


Much generative literature also, e.g.


Del Prete, Fabio. 2008. A non-uniform semantic analysis of the Italian temporal connectives prima and dopo. Natural Language Semantics 16, 157–203.


Best wishes,





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Dear all,


I hope this message finds you well.


I send you this email because I was wondering if you are aware of any references on temporal adverbial clauses. In particular, I am looking for studies that have addressed temporal clauses expressing simultaneity (e.g. while she was baking....) , temporal precedence (e.g. before he left...), and terminal boundary (e.g. he ran until he got tired).


Any help will be greatly appreciated!


Thank you very much in advance.


Best regards,



Jesús Olguín Martínez

Ph.D. Student, Dept. of Linguistics

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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