Paper: The Interpretation Of Tense And Aspect In English

ACL ID P88-1009
Title The Interpretation Of Tense And Aspect In English
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988
Authors

An analysis of English tense and aspect is pre- sented that specifies temporal precedence relations within a sentence. The relevant reference points for interpretation are taken to be the initial and terminal points of events in the world, as well as two "hypothetical" times: the perfect time (when a sentence contains perfect aspect) and the pro- gressive or during time. A method for providing temporal interpretation for nontensed elements in the sentence is also described.