Paper: Tense Aspect And The Cognitive Representation Of Time

ACL ID P85-1003
Title Tense Aspect And The Cognitive Representation Of Time
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1985
Authors

This paper explores the relationshiDs between a computational meory of temporal representation (as developed by James Alien) and a Iormal linguiStiC theory Of tense (as developed by NorOert Hornstem) and aspect. It aims tO prowde exphcit answers to four lundamental Questions: (1) what ts the computational lustd~cat=on for me or=mmves of a hngu=stIc theory; (2) what ~s the computational explanation of the formal grammatical constraints; (3) what are the processing constraints ~ml3osed on the learnabdity and marKedness of these theoretical construCtS: and (4) what are the constramnts that a hnguist=c theory imposes or. representatĀ¢ons. We show that one can effectively exploit (n~,nterface between the language faculty and the cognmve faculties by using hngu=stic constra,nts tO determine rest...