Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic

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.


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