Against Complete Precedence and Temporal Overlap in the Semantics of Tense and Aspect
Carl Vikner: "Against complete precedence and temporal overlap in the semantics of tense and aspect". The paper criticizes the use of the relations complete precedence and temporal overlap, in some recent and influential works of Hans Kamp, to represent the temporal relations between events and situations as expressed by French Passé Simple and Imparfait. These relations are replaced by the relation of (simple) precedence defined over beginnings of events and by the relation of inclusion holding between the beginning of an event and a situation in its entirety.
Published online: 01 January 1986