Negation in event semantics with actual and nonactual events

Timothée Bernard 1, 2
2 SEMAGRAMME - Semantic Analysis of Natural Language
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - NLPKD - Department of Natural Language Processing & Knowledge Discovery
Abstract : The goal of this work is to provide a formal account of negation in a Davidsonian framework that (i) makes negative events available for the analysis of various constructions that are otherwise problematic (such as negative naked infinitives or adverbial modification) and (ii) exhibits reasonable logical properties. This is done by first distinguishing between actual and non-actual events and then introducing a Neg function sending any event-predicate P to the not-P event and obeying a single axiom.
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Timothée Bernard. Negation in event semantics with actual and nonactual events. ConSOLE 2018 - 26th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe, Feb 2018, London, United Kingdom. pp.350-366. ⟨hal-01931273⟩

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