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On the Syntax-Semantics Interface of Argument Marking Prepositional Phrases

  • Roussanka Loukanova
  • M. Dolores Jiménez-López
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 156)

Abstract

The paper investigates a class of argument marking prepositional phrases that have two roles when they occur in some verb phrases. Primarily, such prepositional phrases provide the head verb with a noun phrase as one of its dependents, casting syntax-semantics correlations in the internal argument structure of the verb phrase. Additionally, they can carry substantial semantic information. The paper contributes to methods of language processing by integrated algorithmic syntax-semantics interface. The work is part of development of a new type-theoretic approach to the concepts of algorithm and algorithmic syntax-semantics interfaces.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roussanka Loukanova
    • 1
  • M. Dolores Jiménez-López
    • 2
  1. 1.UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.GRLMC Research group on Mathematical LinguisticsUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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