Source: Notre Dame J. Formal Logic
Volume 37, Number 1
This paper expands on the theory of event structures put forward in
previous work by further investigating the subtle connections between time
and events. Specifically, in the first part we generalize the notion of an
event structure to that of a refinement structure, where various degrees of
temporal granularity are accommodated. In the second part we investigate
how these structures can account for the context-dependence of temporal
structures in natural language semantics.
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