Events and Plurality

Events and Plurality : The Jerusalem Lectures

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JERUSALEM LECTURES In 1992, I was a Lady Davis Fellow in the English Department at the Hebrew Univer- sity of Jerusalem. In the context of this, Edit Doron asked me to present a series of weekly evening lectures. The idea was that I would be talking about my own current research on plurality in an event based theory, without the restraints that a nonnal seminar fonnat would im- pose: i.e. the idea was that I would actually get to the part where I would talk about my own work. At the same time, Edit added, it would be nice if, rather than just presupposing or presenting a neo-Davidsonian framework to develop my analysis of plurality, I could provide a more general setting of the problems by discussing in some depth the archi- tecture of event arguments and thematic roles. In particular, Terry Parsons' book, Par- sons 1990, had appeared relatively recently, and there was real interest among the audience in discussing Parsons' arguments for events and roles.
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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • 1 Illustrations, black and white; 396 p. 1 illus.
  • 0792365690
  • 9780792365693
  • 2,329,687

Table of contents

Introduction. Lecture One: Arguments for the Davidsonian Theory. Lecture Two: The Neo-Davidsonian Theory, the Unique Role Requirement and the Language of Events. Lecture Three: The Neo-Davidsonian Theory and Its Rivals. Lecture Four: Scha's Theory of Plurality. Lecture Five: Distributivity, Collectivity and Cumulativity. Lecture Six: Plural Roles, Scope and Event Types. Lecture Seven: Maximalization on Event Types. Lecture Eight: Maximalization on Argument State Types. Lecture Nine: Against Binary Quantifiers. Lecture Ten: Dependent Event Types. References.
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