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Title: The Processing of Events
Written By: Oliver Bott
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LA%20162
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 162
Description:

Synthesizing ideas from event semantics and psycholinguistics, this
monograph provides a new perspective on the processing of linguistic aspect
and aspectual coercion. Confronting alternative semantic accounts with
experimental evidence, the author develops a comprehensive model of online
aspectual interpretation. The first part of the book critically reviews
competing theoretical accounts of aspectual coercion. As an analytical tool
the author introduces a computational model based on the event calculus by
Hamm & van Lambalgen (2005) which makes use of planning formalisms from
artificial intelligence. Detailed predictions from this framework are then
tested in the experimental work reported in the second part. The focus here
is on such questions as: Is aspectual coercion a uniform phenomenon or must
we distinguish different types? Is aspect processed incrementally or is it
computed only at the clause boundary? And finally, what insights can event
related potentials yield about how the brain resolves local aspectual
mismatch?

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Semantics
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