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From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:08:09 -0500
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On Mar 14, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Rich Cooper wrote:
> DF:  "Events and situations would be semantic primitives."
> RC: It may be that specific TYPES of events and situations are primitive, but 
>events and situations, at the full expression of those symbols in language, 
>are not SEMANTIC - they are syntactic just as surely as verbs and nouns are 
>syntactic.      (01)

Just to note, this opinion of yours that you find so obvious diverges from 
theoretical developments found in thousands of articles by linguists, 
philosophers, logicians, and computer scientists issuing from numerous 
prominent research paradigms and projects over the past 60 years or so, 
notably, situation semantics, Montague semantics, Davidsonian semantics, 
discourse representation theory, interval temporal logic, AI planning, the NIST 
process specification language (PSL), etc.  You might begin your research with 
a look at the 1,850 entries and 900 authors listed in "50 Years of Events: An 
Annotated Bibliography 1947 to 1997" (http://goo.gl/kTxgM).  As the title 
indicates, this bibliography doesn't even include the vast amount of work 
published in the last 14 years.    (02)

Chris Menzel    (03)

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