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Merging FeaturesComputation, Interpretation, and Acquisition$
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José M. Brucart, Anna Gavarró, and Jaume Solà

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199553266

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.001.0001

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Homogeneity and flexibility in temporal modification *

Homogeneity and flexibility in temporal modification *

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(p.235) 13 Homogeneity and flexibility in temporal modification*
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Merging Features
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Aniko Csirmaz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553266.003.0013

Following an overview of time intervals in the clause, this chapter tackles the appropriate characterization of divisibility, the requirement of durative adverbs which can measure any of these times. The flexible view of temporal modification offers a natural account of a variety of novel phenomena and a coherent view of earlier accounts of durative modification.

Keywords:   durative adverbs, time intervals, divisibility, stativity, maximal events

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