German Temporal Semantics: Three-Dimensional Tense Logic and by John A. Nerbonne

By John A. Nerbonne

First released in 1985, this ebook analyses temporal that means in German. The framework is that of a model-theoretic semantics, extra in particular one incorporating a multi-dimensional demanding common sense. the 1st bankruptcy provides this common sense and argues that 3 dimensions are optimum for the outline of ordinary language temporalia. the second one bankruptcy applies this concept to the research of temporal which means in German. body adverbials, the current and prior Tenses, duratives, aspectual adverbials utilizing in, and the adverbials particle schon are tested. bankruptcy three presents a proper syntax to endure the semantic research proposed within the moment bankruptcy and the ultimate bankruptcy explores syntactic and semantic extensions of the fragment, displaying how the ideal, the particle noch, the passive, and a special interpreting of body adverbials should be accommodated.

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