Temporal Adverbial Expressions: Modern Hebrew
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Temporal adverbial expressions have been classified in various ways, depending on which of the Reichenbachian temporal intervals they modify: event time (E), the time of the described event/state, or reference time (R), the time which the statement is about (Tense: Modern Hebrew) (Reichenbach 1947; Hornstein 1990; Klein 1994).

Temporal adverbial expressions modifying R are referred to as positional adverbs if they refer to points in time and as frame adverbs if they refer to intervals (Bonomi 1995). They can be deictic, e.g., עכשיו ʿaxšav ‘now’, היום ha-yom ‘today’, מחר max̱ar ‘tomo…

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Boneh, Nora, “Temporal Adverbial Expressions: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_SIM_000549>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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