The syntax of event structure

@article{Pustejovsky1991TheSO,
  title={The syntax of event structure},
  author={J. Pustejovsky},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={1991},
  volume={41},
  pages={47-81}
}
  • J. Pustejovsky
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • In this paper we examine the role of events within a theory of lexical semantics. We propose a configurational theory of event structure and examine how it contributes to a lexical semantic theory for natural language. In particular, we argue that an event structure can provide a distinct and useful level of representation for linguistic analysis involving the aspectual properties of verbs, adverbial scope, the role of argument structure, and the mapping from the lexicon to syntax. 
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