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dc.contributor.authorBrent, Michael R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-10-04T14:36:11Z
dc.date.available2004-10-04T14:36:11Z
dc.date.issued1989-09-01en_US
dc.identifier.otherAIM-1122en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/6023
dc.description.abstractThis report elucidates the linguistic representation of temporal relations among events. This involves examining sentences that contain two clauses connected by words like once, by the time, when, and before. Specifically, the effect of the tenses of the connected clauses on the acceptability of sentences are examined. For example, Rachel disappeared once Jon had fallen asleep is fine, but *Rachel had disappeared once Jon fell asleep is unacceptable. A theory of acceptability is developed and its implications for interpretation discussed. Factoring of the linguisitic knowledge into a general, syntactic component and a lexical component clarifies the interpretation problem. Finally, a computer model of the theory is demonstrated.en_US
dc.format.extent13 p.en_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/postscript
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAIM-1122en_US
dc.subjectnatural languageen_US
dc.subjectsyntaxen_US
dc.subjecttenseen_US
dc.subjecttemporal representationen_US
dc.subjectslexical semanticsen_US
dc.titleCausal/Temporal Connectives: Syntax and Lexiconen_US


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