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Combinatorial Aspects of PPs Headed by Raising Prepositions

  • In this paper, semantic aspects of P1N1P2 word sequences will be discussed. Based on syntactic analysis of Trawinski (2003), which assumes prepositions heading P1N1P2NP combinations to be able to raise and realize syntactically complements of their arguments, we will investigate whether semantic representation of these expressions can be considered as an instance of the combinatorics semantics. We will investigate three German PPs involving expressions under consideration with respect to two criteria of internal semantic regularity adopted from Sailer (2000) and we will observe that the discussed expressions are not uniform with regard to the semantic properties. While the logical form of some of them can be computed by means of ordinary translations and a set of standard derivational operations, the other require additional handling methods. However, there are approaches available within the HPSG paradigm that are suited to account for these data. Here, we will briefly present the external selection approach of Soehn (2003) and the phrasal lexical entries approach of Sailer (2000) and we will show how they interact with the syntactic approach of Trawinski (2003).

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Author:Beata Trawiński
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on the Linguistic Dimension of Prepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications. Toulouse, France. 4-6 September 2003
Place of publication:Toulouse
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2003
Date of Publication (online):2017/01/16
Tag:HPSG; bound word; collocation; combinatoric semantics; complex preposition; idiosyncrasy; raising
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Head-driven phrase structure grammar; Kollokation
First Page:157
Last Page:168
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG