Causality, lexicon, and discourse meaning

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This paper is about causality, defined as a specific relation between eventualities on an event-state chain, called a ‘causal chain’. Though causality is a dynamic temporal relation, the expression of causality in discourse contrasts with temporal discourses, in which temporal order between eventualities is parallel to the sequential order of linguistic… (More)

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@inproceedings{Moeschler2008CausalityLA, title={Causality, lexicon, and discourse meaning}, author={Jacques Moeschler}, year={2008} }