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The point of talking is to describe the way the world is, the way it changes or stays the same. Verbs play a critical role in that endeavour. Intuitively, verbs (or, more precisely, verb senses) describe categories of ...
Linearization-based word-part ellipsis
(Springer Verlag, 2008)
This paper addresses a phenomenon in which certain word-parts can be omitted. The evidence shows that the full range of data cannot be captured by a sublexical analysis, since the phenomena can be observed both in ...
Scalarity and state changes in Mandarin (and other languages)
One of the goals of lexical semantics is to delineate the space of possiblemeanings, how it varies across language, and to compare that space with what we know of conceptual space. Vendler (1967), Dowty (1979), Carter ...
The interface between Syntax and Semantics
Morpholexical transparency and the argument structure of verbs of cutting and breaking
(De Gruyter, 2007)
Guerssel et al.’s 1985 generalizations regarding the argument structure of verbs of cutting and breaking (C&B) are reanalyzed based on the principles of Morpholexical Transparency and Complete Linking. A working hypothesis ...
Semantic unity and constructional particularity: the French se faire construction
(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 ...
Enriching Wordnets with new relations and with event and argument structures
(Springer Verlag, 2006)
This paper argues that wordnets, being concept-based computational lexica, should include information on event and argument structures. This general approach is relevant both for allowing computational grammars to cope ...
Complex landscape terms in Seri
The nominal lexicon of Seri is characterized by a prevalence of analytical descriptive terms. We explore the consequences of this typological trait in the landscape domain. The complex landscape terms of Seri classify ...
Meaning and context: German aber and sondern
(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 ...
Linking constructions vs. linking rules: evidence from French
(Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1993)