%0 Journal Article
%A Enjalbert, Patrice
%T Sémantique des énoncés itératifs: Une approche formelle
%D 2015
%J Lingvisticæ Investigationes
%V 38
%N 1
%P 133-182
%@ 0378-4169
%R https://doi.org/10.1075/li.38.1.05enj
%K frequency adverbials
%K computational semantics
%K iteration
%K information structure
%K generalised quantifiers
%K generalised intervals
%I John Benjamins
%X This article is about the semantics of iterative statements, expressing repetition in time of a type-eventuality. With these statements are associated frequency properties, quantified by iterative adverbs (often, sometimes, sporadically, n times out of p…). Our purpose is to design a formal representation, with a method allowing to compute it from the text. The interpretation of an iterative statement closely relies on its information structure so that we first study precisely the topic-focus partition for a significant range of configurations. In the formal model, the occurrences of iterative eventualities or circumstants are represented by sequences of intervals. The temporal semantic of a sentence is then formalised as an instanciation of generic formulas using two types of generalised quantifiers.
%U https://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/li.38.1.05enj