Immediate Past Tense ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/ImmediatePastTense


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosemantic Property
                        |_ Tense Property
                              |_ Immediate Past Tense


Definition:

ImmediatePastTense locates the situation in question at a time considered very recent in relation to the moment of utterance [Comrie 1985, 87].



Language Code: cdm It is not -kheʔ alone that marks immediate past, but rather -kheʔ in conjunction with one or the other of two tense/aspect suffixes.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
jaʔ-ʔimak-kheʔ-ʔa-thəy
tiger-Adevour-IMM-PST-GOAL
A tiger is about to devour him.

References:
Bybee, Perkins and Pagliuca (1994:246)

immediate past tense - Angelika Jakobi
2011-09-25 15:59:08

I think the example from Bybee, Perkins and Pagliuca provides evidence of Immediate Future rather than Immediate Past.

In English the Immediate Past would be expressed by 'just'+ past or present perfect, e.g. I saw him just now


References:
http://www.linguistics-ontology.org/gold/2010/ImmediatePastTense


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