Aspectual composition and our (linguistic) interpretation of the world

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People can describe the same object in different ways, according to their needs.
This fact can be used in the field of aspectual composition, since there are cases
when a noun phrase determines the sentence aspectuality, whereas in other cases this interaction does not happen. In this paper a solution to the problem of aspectual composition is proposed. Here, verbs are considered event descriptions, and noun phrases are object descriptions. The aspectual properties are properties applying to these descriptions, and a link between the domain of events and that of objects is established. This link reflects our linguistic interpretation of world structure, and this is what controls the aspectual behaviour of any sentence.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Edinburgh Linguistics Department Conference '96
Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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