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date: 27 September 2020

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This chapter provides an overview of different empirical domains for which it has been argued to be useful to add event kinds (or types) to the ontology, in addition to event tokens. Direct parallels are drawn to the motivation that have led to positing kinds in the nominal domain, such as the idea that elements like so (English such) is a kind anaphora and that modification derives subkinds, which is related to the general hierarchical organization of kinds found in both domains, or the observation that modified event kinds have to be well-established, a constraint that is also found with kind reference by singular definite noun phrases.

Keywords: event kind, event type, kind modification, adjectival passive, adjectival participle, pseudo-incorporation, manner modification, weak referentiality, weak reference

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