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Quantifiers in Frame Semantics

  • Laura Kallmeyer
  • Frank Richter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8612)

Abstract

We present a Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar with lexical meaning specifications in Frame Semantics for the analysis of complex situations. Frame Semantics is extended by a notion of quantifier frames, which provide the basis for a translation function from frames to underspecified type-logical representations. An analysis of repetitive and restitutive readings of achievements with the adverb again demonstrates the interaction of all components of the new semantic architecture.

Keywords

frame semantics quantifier scope event semantics Tree Adjoining Grammar underspecification syntax-semantics interface 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Kallmeyer
    • 1
  • Frank Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung für Computerlinguistik, Institut für Sprache und InformationHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institut für England- und Amerikastudien, Abteilung LinguistikGoethe Universität Frankfurt a.M.Frankfurt am MainGermany

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