An Interpretation Domain with Context-Dependent Events
Received: Nov 12, 2012; Revised: Jan 05, 2013; Accepted: Feb 10, 2013
Published Online: Jan 01, 2017
I address the interpretations of verbal predicates, focusing on the structural similarities between the domains of objects and events. Based on Davidson’s (1967) theorum that events are individuals just like objects, I start from a proper interpretation domain for nominal interpretations and expand it to verbal interpretations. I critically review Rothstein (2008), which takes an interpretation domains suggested by Chierchia (1998). To resolve problems in the earlier approaches, I resort to a vague interpretation domain of Chierchia (2010) and suggest an event structure for proper interpretations of verbal predicates in accord with Vendler’s (1967) classification.