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    Bridging the Gap Between the Near and the Far: Displacement and Representation.Arjan A. Nijk - 2019 - Cognitive Linguistics 30 (2):327-350.
    This article discusses the use of proximal deictic expressions to designate distal entities, focusing on the use of the present tense to designate past events. Cognitive approaches to this issue assume that such usages presuppose a special conceptual construal, in which the spatio-temporal distance between the ground and the designated event space is bridged in some way. In this paper, I argue that there are two distinct ways in which this may be accomplished. One is through mentally displacing the ground (...)
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    Re-Experiencing the Past.Arjan A. Nijk - 2016 - Philologus: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur Und Ihre Rezeption 160 (2):217-250.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Philologus Jahrgang: 160 Heft: 2 Seiten: 217-250.
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  3. The ‘Polite’ Aorist: Tense or Aspect?Arjan A. Nijk - 2021 - Classical Quarterly 71 (2):520-537.
    This article investigates the semantics and pragmatics of the ‘hortative’ aorist and the ‘tragic’ or ‘performative’ aorist. Lloyd argued in 1999 that the tragic aorist is a more polite alternative for the corresponding present. Recently, he has extended this view to the hortative aorist, suggesting that, for example, τί οὐκ ἐκαλέσαμεν; is a polite alternative for τί οὐ καλοῦμεν; Lloyd argues that the politeness value of the aorist derives from its being a past tense, comparing the so-called ‘attitudinal’ past. The (...)
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    The Rhetorical Function of the Perfect in Classical Greek.Arjan Amor Nijk - 2013 - Philologus: Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur Und Ihre Rezeption 157 (2):237-262.
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