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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