Speech time

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Speech time is the time of utterance of a sentence relative to which tenses are interpreted. In Reichenbach's theory of tense the speech time is represented by a time point S. The reference time and event time are ordered with respect to S.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics


  • Gamut, L.T.F. 1991. Logic, language, and meaning, Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago.
  • Reichenbach, H. 1947. Elements of symbolic logic, Free Press, New York.