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  • Scalar predicates and negation: Punctual semantics and interval interpretations 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (Chicago Linguistics Society, 1991)
    Many linguists and philosophers hold the view that scalar lexical items are downward bounded semantically and upward bounded only pragmatically via implicatures a Ia Grice. This approach, called by Anscombre and Ducrot ...
  • From frame semantics to constructional syntax: the case of scalar predicates 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (Cornell University, 1992)
    The semantics and argument-structure of events and situations has received a lot of attention in the last twenty years, since the introduction of thematic roles by Gruber and Fillmore. By comparison, lexical items denoting ...
  • Semantic unity and constructional particularity: the French se faire construction 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Pederson, Eric (Berkeley Linguistic Society, 1992)
    French, as most o!her Romance languages, contains many non-coreferential uses of !he reflexive. The constructions involved are well-known and are in gener<ll studied in !he context of mono-clausal or uni-predicate ...
  • Mapping constructions as word templates: evidence from French 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (1993)
    In this paper, I will outline a monotonic approach to what Jackendoff (1990) calls the correspondence problem, i.e. the mapping of semantic structure to surface syntax. My approach is based on three simple ideas. The first ...
  • Linking constructions vs. linking rules: evidence from French 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1993)
  • Type underspecification and On-line Type Construction in the Lexicon 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Jurafsky, Daniel (1994)
    Many recent lexical and syntactic theories have used TYPE HIERARCHIES to model linguistic generalizations, including valence alternations, morphological generalizations, subregularities, and positive exceptions ...
  • Inside-out constraints and Description Languages for HPSG 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (CSLI Publications, 1998)
    An important contrast between most current syntactic frameworks and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar or Lexical Functional Grammar (hereafter HPSG and LFG respectively) is the common insistence of the latter two on the ...
  • On a tué le président! The nature of Passives and Ultra-indefinites 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre (CSLI Publications, 1998)
    Non-quantificational NP's are often divided into indefinites and definites. The former introduce new referents; the latter refer back to entities already introduced in discourse (see Kamp 1981, Heirri 1982, Fauconnier ...
  • Meaning and context: German aber and sondern 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Benndorf, Beate (CSLI Publications, 1998)
    What is a possible word meaning? What is the range of meaning distinctions to which particular words can be sensitive? Such questions have been at the forefront of research in lexical semantics in recent years (see Talmy ...
  • Review: The Polysynthesis Parameter 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Michelson, Karin (Linguistic Society of America, 1998-03)
  • French Relative Clauses as Secondary Predicates: A case study in Construction Theory 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Lambrecht, Knud (Thesus, 1999)
    Two properties characterize sign-based, constructional theories such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Construction Grammar (CG). Firstly, phrases as well as words are organized in richly articulated ...
  • Linking from the outside in 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Davis, Anthony (1999)
    Two issues divide theories of argument structure: how many macro-roles are necessary, and how much of subcategorization is semantically determined? Current semantically-based theories of linking often assume that two ...
  • Linking as constraints on word classes in a hierarchical lexicon 

    Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Davis, Anthony R. (Linguistic Society of America, 2000)
    We propose an account of linking patterns that does away with intermediary mechanisms such as thematic or actor/undergoer hierarchies, instead, constraints on word classes, defined by both syntactic and semantic criteria, ...
  • Morphosyntax of Two Turkish Subject Pronominal Paradigms 

    Good, Jeff; Yu, Alan C. (North East Linguistic Society, 2000)
    This paper begins with a presentation of a split in the morphosyntactic behavior of two suffixing subject pronominal paradigms in Turkish in section 1. In section 2, we argue that this split is a result of one paradigm ...
  • Prinzipien der Ereignisrepräsentation 

    Bohnemeyer, Jürgen (Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2001)
    Die Kodierung von Ereignissen stellt ein bemerkenswertes Problem dar für die Abbildung von sprachlichen Bedeutungen auf syntaktische Strukturen (die sogenannte >Schnittstelle= zwischen Semantik und Syntax). Ereignisse ...
  • Argument and Event Structure in Yukatek Verb Classes 

    Bohnemeyer, Jürgen (GLSA, 2001)
    In Yukatek Maya, event types are lexicalized in verb roots and stems that fall into a number of different form classes on the basis of (a) patterns of aspect-mood marking and (b) priviledges of undergoing valence-changing ...
  • Creating a database and query-tools for the TELL multi-speaker linguistic corpus 

    Good, Jeff; Sprouse, Ronald (University of Pennsylvania, 2001)
    The Turkish Electronic Living Lexicon (TELL; http://socrates.berkeley.edu:7037) represents the first large-scale effort to collect transcribed recordings of a large number of partial morphological paradigms (more than ...
  • Deixis 

    Bohnemeyer, Jürgen (Elsevier, 2001)
    Deixis is a type of reference constituted by the meaning of a linguistic sign being relativized to the extra-linguistic context in which the sign is used. The semiotic nature of this kind of reference, its exact communicative ...
  • Morphosyntactic reduplication in Chechen and Ingush 

    Good, Jeff; Conathan, Lisa (Chicago Linguistic Society, 2001)
    Chechen and Ingush, two closely related Nakh languages spoken in the northern Caucasus, exhibit an interesting verbal doubling construction which we claim is an example of morphosyntactic reduplication.