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Events and VP modifiers

Steve Pulman

January 1989, 10 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-156


This paper concerns the anaysis of adverbial and PP modifiers of VP suggested by Davidson, where verbs are regarded as introducing reference to events, and such modifiers are predicates of these events. Several problems raised by it are described and a solution is presented. The paper then goes on to suggest some extensions of the theory in order to be able to cope with temporal and aspectual modification of VPs.

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  author =	 {Pulman, Steve},
  title = 	 {{Events and VP modifiers}},
  year = 	 1989,
  month = 	 jan,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-156},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-156}