## Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

- Notre Dame J. Formal Logic
- Volume 37, Number 1 (1996), 71-83.

### Refining Temporal Reference in Event Structures

Fabio Pianesi and Achille C. Varzi

#### Abstract

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.

#### Article information

**Source**

Notre Dame J. Formal Logic Volume 37, Number 1 (1996), 71-83.

**Dates**

First available: 16 December 2002

**Permanent link to this document**

http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1040067317

**Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)**

MR1379550

**Digital Object Identifier**

doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1040067317

**Zentralblatt MATH identifier**

0855.03018

**Subjects**

Primary: 03B65: Logic of natural languages [See also 68T50, 91F20]

#### Citation

Pianesi, Fabio; Varzi, Achille C. Refining Temporal Reference in Event Structures. Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 37 (1996), no. 1, 71--83. doi:10.1305/ndjfl/1040067317. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ndjfl/1040067317.