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Speaking of Events - James Higginbotham

Paperback Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780195128116
Number Of Pages: 304

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In recent years the idea that an adequate semantics of ordinary language calls for some theory of events has sparked considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. Speaking of Events offers a vivid and up-to-date indication of this debate, with emphasis precisely on the interplay between linguistic applications and philosophical implications. Each chapter has been written expressly for this volume by leading authors in the field, including Nicholas Asher, Pier Marco Bertinetto, Johannes Brandl, Denis Delfitto, Regine Eckardt, James Higginbotham, Alessandro Lenci, Terence Parsons, Alice ter Meulen, and Henk Verkuyl.

Speaking of Events is one of the finest books ever written in the area of linguistics Linguistics This is a most instructive book ... worth reading. It addresses many interesting problems and the solutions are generally impressive. For those who are intellectually curious, this is very good nourishment for the mind! Linguistics

Contributors
Events and Event Talk: An Introductionp. 3
On Events in Linguistic Semanticsp. 49
Underlying States and Time Travelp. 81
Do Events Recur?p. 95
Causation, Contexts, and Event Individuationp. 105
Events, Facts, Propositions, and Evolutive Anaphorap. 123
Chronoscopes: The Dynamic Representation of Facts and Eventsp. 151
Events as Dividuals: Aspectual Composition and Event Semanticsp. 169
Word Order and Quantification over Timesp. 207
Aspects, Adverbs, and Events: Habituality vs. Perfectivityp. 245
Author Indexp. 289
Subject Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780195128116
ISBN-10: 0195128117
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45