Back to events: More on the logic of verbal modification
Lucas Champollion
March 2015

This paper shows that Davidsonian event semantics is compatible with a robust theory of quantification, and focuses on the relation between quantificational event semantics (Champollion, 2010, 2014) and linking semantics, an event-free theory of verbal and temporal modification proposed by Beaver and Condoravdi (2007). The system presented here provides a clean and compositional account of the interaction of events and quantifiers, and improves on linking semantics by accounting for the entailment behavior of verbal modification in terms of logical consequence. In conjunction with a modular dynamic treatment of binding along the lines of Barker and Shan (2014) and Charlow (2014), the system further improves on quantificational event semantics and on linking semantics as a model of temporal modification and temporal anaphora.
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Reference: lingbuzz/002177
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Published in: University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 21: Iss. 1, Article 7.
keywords: quantification, verbal modification, event semantics, temporal modification, temporal anaphora, linking semantics, tense, monads, semantics
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