The paper offers a new type of approach to the semantic phenomenon of adverbial aspect shift. It accounts for standard data that resisted a full theoretical explanation so far and deals with some challenging new data, moreover. The theory combines concepts from the fields of theoretical computer science (regular languages), artificial intelligence… (More)
The paper offers a new type of approach to the semantic phenomenon of adverbial aspect shift within the framework of finite-state temporal semantics. The heart of the proposal is a supervaluational concept of underspecification, and the idea of treating the meanings of temporal prepositions as dynamic presuppositions. The simple shifting algorithm used in… (More)
3 Eine dynamische Syntax für links-und rechtsperiphere temporale Ad-verbiale 149 3.