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In one sense, Lambalgen and Hamm's book is easy to summarize. It examines a variety of temporal phenomena in natural language from an event-based perspective. It provides a formalization of the notion of event (using a modification of Shanahan's [1997] version of the Event Calculus, a many-sorted first-order theory), defines a dynamic-style semantics for(More)
The history of modern semantics is characterised by two research traditions which are based on radically di¤erent views concerning both conceptual motivation and the purpose of semantic research. Realistic semantics conceives of semantics as characterising the relationsship between linguistic expressions and reality. In most cases this relationship is(More)
3 DRS-Constructions for ung–Nominals and Container Verbs 10 3.1 The Noun Absperrung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3.2 Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3.2.1 abbauen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 3.2.2 behindern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3.2.3(More)
Termverarbeitung in der Domäne der Biowissenschaften beinhaltet für Information Retrieval, Data Mining, Information Extraction und für die Pflege wissenschaftlicher Datenbanken eine Reihe von Herausforderungen. Wir beschreiben diese Problematik und stellen unsere beiden Lösungsansätze vor. Dabei handelt es sich zum einen um ein normalisiertes Namensmatching(More)
Starting off from common assumptions on the relationship between ambiguity and the process of disambiguation with regard to the technique of underspecification, we argue that disambiugation may be viewed as non-monotonic in nature in certain cases involving anaphora resolution. We then go on to present a formal analysis framed in a coupling of Discourse(More)
This paper explores several interrelated pragmatic issues connected to the (verbal and adjectival) passive and the periphrastic perfect tense. The language of investigation is German. In sections 1 and 2, I start with tense selection, as both verbal passives and Extended-Now-adverbs impose restrictions on the tenses they can co-occur with. While the passive(More)
This article develops a Gricean account for the computation of scalar implicatures in cases where one scalar term is in the scope of another. It shows that a cross-product of two quantitative scales yields the appropriate scale for many such cases. One exception is cases involving disjunction. For these, I propose an analysis that makes use of a novel,(More)
  • F B Hamm
  • Journal of substance abuse treatment
  • 1992
The requirement for major organizational change to accomplish a paradigmatic shift for a staff at a residential addiction treatment center in Central Texas necessitates a number of strategies. The paradigmatic shift involves moving a staff accustomed to conceptualizing addiction treatment as a fixed-length program with similar components for all and levels(More)
Manfred Bierwisch starts his comment with the complaint that crucial parts of our paper rely on van Lambalgen and Hamm (2005). This is of course true, and it points to a predicament of which we have been aware: In order that we could say, within the space allotted to us, that which we wanted to say in this paper almost all the technical details of van(More)