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A Type-Theoretic Account of Neg-Raising Predicates in Tree Adjoining Grammars

  • Laurence Danlos
  • Philippe de GrooteEmail author
  • Sylvain PogodallaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8417)

Abstract

Neg-Raising (NR) verbs form a class of verbs with a clausal complement that show the following behavior: when a negation syntactically attaches to the matrix predicate, it can semantically attach to the embedded predicate. This paper presents an account of NR predicates within Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG). We propose a lexical semantic interpretation that heavily relies on a Montague-like semantics for TAG and on higher-order types.

Keywords

Tree Adjoining Grammar Semantics \(\lambda \)-calculus Type theory Neg-raising 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7)ParisFrance
  2. 2.ALPAGE, INRIA Paris-RocquencourtParisFrance
  3. 3.Institut Universitaire de FranceParisFrance
  4. 4.INRIAVillers-lès-NancyFrance
  5. 5.Université de Lorraine, LORIA, UMR 7503Vandœuvre-lès-NancyFrance
  6. 6.CNRS, LORIA, UMR 7503Vandœuvre-lès-NancyFrance

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