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    Zero-Tense vs. Indexical Construals of the Present in French L11
    with Oana Lungu
    In Renate Musan & Monika Rathert (eds.), Tense across Languages, Niemeyer. pp. 541--233. 2011.
    On the basis of an experimental investigation of the construals of present under past in child French, we argue that French children, just like Japanese adult speakers, but unlike French adult speakers, allow pure simultaneous construals of present under past, where the present denotes an interval that lies completely in the past, be it in relative or complement clauses. We conclude that French children have two presents: an indexical present and a zero present (just like Japanese adults, cf. Og…Read more