The Rule-Based Approach to Czech Grammaticalized Alternations

  • Václava Kettnerová
  • Markéta Lopatková
  • Zdeňka Urešová
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7499)


Under the term grammaticalized alternations, we understand changes in valency frames of verbs corresponding to different surface syntactic structures of the same lexical unit of a verb. Czech grammaticalized alternations are expressed either (i) by morphological means (diatheses), or (ii) by syntactic means (reciprocity). These changes are limited to changes in morphemic form(s) of valency complementations; moreover, they are regular enough to be captured by formal syntactic rules.

In this paper a representation of Czech grammaticalized alternations and their possible combination is proposed for the valency lexicon of Czech verbs, VALLEX.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Václava Kettnerová
    • 1
  • Markéta Lopatková
    • 1
  • Zdeňka Urešová
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Formal and Applied LinguisticsCharles University in PragueCzech Republic

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