Representing Time in Natural Language
Alice G. B. ter Meulen, 1995

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 What are Aspectual Classes?

1.2 Controlling the Flow of Information: Filters, Plugs, and Holes

1.3 Situated Reasoning about Time

Chapter 2. The Aspectual Verbs

2.1 The Linguistic Data

2.2 Negation and Duality: The Basic Tools

2.3 Monotonicity Properties

2.4 The Aspectual Cube

Chapter 3. Dynamic Aspect Trees

3.1 Aspect as Control Structure

3.2 DATs for Texts

3.3 Reasoning with DATs: Chronoscopes

3.4 DATs: Their Syntax and Semantics

Chapter 4. States, Generic Information, and Constraints

4.1 Transient States

4.2 Progressive and Perfect States

4.3 Generic Information

4.4 Conditionals and Temporal Quantification

Chapter 5. Perspectives

5.1 Perspectival Coherence and Chronoscopes

5.2 Perspectival Refinement

5.3 Perspectival Binding

5.4 Scenes and Scenarios

Chapter 6. A Fragment of English

6.1 Syntax and Lexicon

6.2 DAT Rules

6.3 Semantics

6.4 Further Issues

Chapter 7. Epilogue

7.1 Cognition and Semantic Representation

7.2 Referring with Parameters

7.3 Naturalized Semantic Realism and Universal Grammar


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