The view that an adequate semantics of natural language calls for some theory of events has been a focus of considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. This book offers a vivid and up-to-date indication of this debate, with contributions by leading experts. A comprehensive introductory essay is included.
Readership: Scholars and students of philosophy of language and semantics.
James Higginbotham, Professor of General Linguistics, University of Oxford, Fabio Pianesi, Research Scientist, Institute for Technology and Scientific Research, Italy, and Achille Varzi, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
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