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dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Jean-Pierre
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-27T00:10:34Z
dc.date.available2015-10-27T00:10:34Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationKoenig, Jean-Pierre (1993) Mapping constructions as word classes: evidence from Frenc. 6th Biennial Conference on Grammatical Relations, Vancouver, Canada.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/38567
dc.description.abstractIn 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 is that mapping principles are word templates, i.e. abstractions over fully specified lexical entries (or certain subparts of lexical entries): they constitute generalizations over the way classes of words associate their semantic arguments to their syntactic complements. The second is that mapping principles can include complex information, and, crucially, that the kind of complex information found in mapping principles spans the range of information found in lexical entries. The third idea is that the set of mapping principles (or word classes in the present approach) found in a grammar do not constitute an amorphous list of principles. They form a hierarchy of more or less general mapping types and this hierarchy of mapping types allows us to capture generalizations while accounting for the full range of phenomena.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectsyntax-semantics interfaceen_US
dc.subjectFrench linguisticsen_US
dc.subjectDative predicationen_US
dc.titleMapping constructions as word templates: evidence from Frenchen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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