Logical Polysemy and Subtyping

  • Daisuke Bekki
  • Nicholas Asher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7856)


This paper aims at providing a type-theoretical analysis of accidental/logical polysemy with a solution to the problems of copredication constructions discussed in Asher (2011). The main idea consists of 1) a generalization of subtyping which denotes an injection and allows it to be used in functional composition rules, as in CCG, and 2) a certain interaction between subtyping and type polymorphism which plays an important role in achieving compositionality.


Relative Clause Type Theory Type Info Common Noun Selectional Restriction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daisuke Bekki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nicholas Asher
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Ochanomizu UniversityJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsJapan
  3. 3.CNRS, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de ToulouseFrance
  4. 4.Université Paul SabatierFrance

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