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  1. David R. Dowty (1986). The Effects of Aspectual Class on the Temporal Structure of Discourse: Semantics or Pragmatics? [REVIEW] Linguistics and Philosophy 9 (1):37 - 61.
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  2. David R. Dowty (1985). On Recent Analyses of the Semantics of Control. Linguistics and Philosophy 8 (3):291 - 331.
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  3. David R. Dowty (1982). Tenses, Time Adverbs, and Compositional Semantic Theory. Linguistics and Philosophy 5 (1):23 - 55.
    I might summarize this section by saying that the English tenses, according to this analysis, form quite a motley group. PAST, PRES and FUT serve to relate reference time to speech time, while WOULD and USED-TO behave like Priorian operators, shifting the point of evaluation away from the reference time. HAVE also shifts the point of evaluation away from the reference time, but in a more complicated way. And FUT, in contrast to PRES and PAST, is a substitution operator, putting (...)
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  4. David R. Dowty, Robert Eugene Wall & Stanley Peters (1981). Introduction to Montague Semantics. Springer.
    INTRODUCTION Linguists who work within the tradition of transformational generative grammar tend to regard semantics as an intractable, perhaps ultimately ...
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  5. David R. Dowty (1977). Toward a Semantic Analysis of Verb Aspect and the English 'Imperfective' Progressive. Linguistics and Philosophy 1 (1):45 - 77.