Events and their Measures
|Numero in collana||02|
|Collana||Memorie del Laboratorio di Linguistica della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa|
|Descrizione||Events and their Measures|
This volume provides an answer to certain questions pertaining to the nature of events as they are described in natural languages. For instance: What is the internal structure of events? How do participants in events influence this structure? Which are the mathematical properties underlying measure phrases of natural languages, and how can hese properties be applied to the domain of events? How is the measurability of events spelled out in natural language? Which constraints must it satisfy? What valid inferences can be drawn from measured events? The thesis that will be proved is that certain events are structured in a way quite similar to measurable entities. Moreover certain properties of events depends on measurable properties of actors playing some role in them. Thus, certain events are measurable, and their measures may reflect certain measures of actors playing some role in them.