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SFB 1252: Project C02


This collection contains the archival data of the project "Tense and aspect in discourse (C02)", which is a part of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1252): Prominence in Language. In phase I, project C02 investigated the temporal structuring of discourse, i.e. the aspectual shaping, temporal anchoring, ordering and perspectivizing of eventualities. This kind of prominence structure is based on tense-aspect categories in interplay with situation types, co-textual information (e.g. adverbs) and interpretational mechanisms (e.g. coherence relations). In phase II, the project includes argumentative orientation into its account of temporal discourse structure. Argumentative relations strengthen, weaken or contrast inferences. They determine the orientation of discourse and guide the expectations of the listener. The project investigates their interaction with temporal discourse structure with respect to the prominence of propositions. It analyses the interplay of argumentative connectors and tense-aspect forms in the Romance languages French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. The project combines corpus research and experimental methods. For a brief introduction to the project, see

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  • Project Tense and aspect in discourse (C02)

Project Information

Project title: Project Tense and aspect in discourse (C02)
Funder: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
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Project Tense and aspect in discourse (C02) 2023. Archival data of the project: Tense and aspect in discourse (2017-2023). Data Center for the Humanities.

Archive Information

Date of the archival: 2023-11-14
Size of the package: 56 MB
Contact Name: Felix Rau (DCH) -

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