Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 by Gunter Senft

Questionnaire on Event Realization

“Event realisation” refers to the normal final state of the affected entity of an activity described by a verb. For example, the sentence John killed the mosquito entails that the mosquito is afterwards dead – this is the full realisation of a killing event. By contrast, a sentence such as John hit the mosquito does not entail the mosquito’s death (even though we might assume this to be a likely result). In using a certain verb, which features of event realisation are entailed and which are just likely? This questionnaire supports cross-linguistic exploration of event realisation for a range of event types.

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Pederson, Eric. 1995. Questionnaire on event realization. In David Wilkins (ed.), Extension of space and beyond: manual for field elicitation for the 1995 field season, 54-60. Nijmegen: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
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Volume 1995 , filed under Event Representation.