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Band 170:
Hoepelman, Jaap: Action, comparison and change. A study in the semantics of verbs and adjectives. VI/194 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1986.
ISBN: 3-484-30170-8
Dieser Band ist im IDS verfügbar:
[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. MS 797
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E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-163374-9

In order to properly describe action, a formal model based on a tree system inspired by Aquist's work is introduced. In order to describe change, a new semantics for predicate logic is proposed, in which assignment of truth values is treated as a matter of comparison.


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Part I: Action
I.   Introduction S. 1
II.   Some Theories on the Logic of Action S. 2
III.   Some Items from the Theory of Verbs involving Agency S. 28
IV.   Reciprocal Verbs and the Passive S. 56
V.   DO S. 71
VI.   DO and the Semantics of Reciprocal Verbs S. 90
VII.   Some Left-Over Problems S. 94
Part II: Comparison and Change
I.   Introduction S. 99
II.   A Calculus for Adjectives and Nouns S. 100
III.   Vagueness, Supervaluations and Comparison Classes S. 105
IV.   Problems with Supervaluations and Comparison Classes S. 108
V.   An Alternative Proposal S. 110
VI.   A Language and a Semantics for Adjectives S. 113
VII.   Subclasses of Adjectives and their Properties S. 129
VIII.   Some Items of the Semantics S. 135
IX.   An Axiom System S. 141
X.   On the Order of Adjectives S. 143
XI.   Some Further Remarks on the Comparative S. 145
XII.   The Description of Change S. 158
XIII.   Coda; A Final Remark on the Logical Form of Comparatives S. 176
Footnotes S. 179
References S. 188