Time, tense and aspect

@article{Bronckart1973TimeTA,
  title={Time, tense and aspect},
  author={J. Bronckart and H. Sinclair},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1973},
  volume={2},
  pages={107-130}
}
Abstract The present paper investigates the use of French verbal forms by children between the ages of 2,11 and 8,7. An experiment is presented demonstrating that these Ss do not only use tenses to indicate the relationship of posteriority, anteriority or simultaneity between the events described and the moment of enunciation, but that aspectual factors intervene. Seventy-four subjects were asked to describe eleven actions performed by the experimenter with toys; these actions differed in: Type… Expand
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