Advances in Generative Lexicon Theory

By James Pustejovsky , Pierrette Bouillon , Hitoshi Isahara , Kyoko Kanzaki , Chungmin Lee

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This book offers papers addressing models of linguistic composition from a Generative Lexicon perspective, showing how GL has developed to account for a range of linguistic phenomena, including argument alternation, polysemy, discourse phenomena and metaphor.

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  • ISBN13: 978-9-4007-5188-0
  • 496 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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This collection of papers takes linguists to the leading edge of techniques in generative lexicon theory, the linguistic composition methodology that arose from the imperative to provide a compositional semantics for the contextual modifications in meaning that emerge in real linguistic usage. Today’s growing shift towards distributed compositional analyses evinces the applicability of GL theory, and the contributions to this volume, presented at three international workshops (GL-2003, GL-2005 and GL-2007) address the relationship between compositionality in language and the mechanisms of selection in grammar that are necessary to maintain this property. The core unresolved issues in compositionality, relating to the interpretation of context and the mechanisms of selection, are treated from varying perspectives within GL theory, including its basic theoretical mechanisms and its analytical viewpoint on linguistic phenomena.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1: Introduction .
  2. Chapter 2: Type Theory and Lexical Decomposition .
  3. Chapter 3: A Type Composition Logic for Generative Lexicon  .
  4. Chapter 4: Lexical Representation, Co
  5. composition, and Linking Syntax and Semantics .
  6. Chapter 5: The Telic Relationship in Compounds  .
  7. Chapter 6: Metonymy and Metaphor: Boundary Cases and the Role of a Generative Lexicon  .
  8. Chapter 7: Spanish Clitics, Events and Opposition Structure  .
  9. Chapter 8: Adjective
  10. noun Combinations and the Generative Lexicon  .
  11. Chapter 9: Combination of the Verb Ha
  12. ‘Do’ and Entity Type Nouns in Korean: A Generative Lexicon .
  13. Chapter 10: Generative Lexicon Approach to Derived Inchoative Verbs in Korean .
  14. Chapter 11: Degree Vs. Manner Well: A Case Study in Selective Binding .
  15. Chapter 12: V
  16. concatenation in Japanese .
  17. Chapter 13: Change of Location and Change of State .
  18. Chapter 14: Event Structure and the Japanese Indirect Passive .
  19. Chapter 15: Developing a Generative Lexicon Within HPSG .
  20. Chapter 16: Purpose Verbs .
  21. Chapter 17: Word Formation Rules and the Generative Lexicon: Representing Noun
  22. to
  23. Verb Versus Verb
  24. to
  25. Noun Conversion in French .
  26. Chapter 18: Boosting Lexical Resources for the Semantic Web: Generative Lexicon and Lexicon Interoperability .
  27. Chapter 19: Automatic Acquisition of GL Resources, Using an Explanatory, Symbolic Technique .
  28. Chapter 20: The Semi
  29. generative Lexicon: Limits on Productivity .
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