A Situation Semantic Account of English Embedded Tense

상황의미론에 기초한 영어 내포 시제 연구: 태도문을 중심으로

  • Published : 2000.12.01


The purpose of this paper is to propose a way of analyzing English embedded tense in terms of temporal per- spective time. To this end, the notion of temporal perspective time and Cooper and Ginzburg's(1996) attitude account are employed. Temporal perspective time is used to define the tense and to capture the anaphoric property of embedded tense,: the embedded temporal perspective time draws the embedding event time by anaphora. The ambiguity in the sequence of tense construction is described in terms of the attitude tense constraint reflecting the anaphoric property and two definitions of the past tense. The double access property in the present-under-past construction is described in terms of the constraint, the notion of eventuality, and the situation theoretic existential quantifier.