An Analysis of Selectional Restrictions with Dependent Type Semantics
Predicates in natural languages impose selectional restrictions on their arguments. In this paper, we analyze selectional restrictions of predicates within the framework of Dependent Type Semantics, a framework of natural language semantics based on dependent type theory. We also introduce operators that shift the meanings of predicates and analyze two phenomena, coercion and copredication for logical polysemous nouns, that present challenges to simple analysis of selectional restrictions.
We thank the two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments and suggestions. We also thank the audience of LENLS13 for their valuable comments and discussions. This work was supported by CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency.
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