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Research Paper #566

Title:Distinguishing Between Events and Times: Some Evidence from the Semantics of "Then"
Date:Nov 1991
Presented:Submitted to Natural Language Semantics Journal, 1992
Abstract:An investigation into the behaviour of "then" as a temporal anaphor suggests the need to distinguish between two uses of "then" - these being: 1. As a temporal anaphor referring back to a previously established explicit temporal referent (ETR). 2. As a means of expressing temporal relations between states or events (such as cotemporality, backgrounding or updating) - where no ETR is required.

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