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Polysemy and Coercion – A Frame-Based Approach Using LTAG and Hybrid Logic

  • William Babonnaud
  • Laura Kallmeyer
  • Rainer OsswaldEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10054)

Abstract

In this article, we propose an analysis of polysemy and coercion phenomena using a syntax-semantics interface which combines Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar with frame semantics and Hybrid Logic. We show that this framework allows a straightforward and explicit description of selectional mechanisms as well as coercion processes. We illustrate our approach by applying it to examples discussed in Generative Lexicon Theory [23, 25]. This includes the modeling of dot objects and associated coercion phenomena in our framework, as well as cases of functional coercion triggered by transitive verbs and adjectives.

Keywords

Systematic polysemy Coercion Lexical semantics Frame semantics Hybrid logic Lexicalized tree adjoining grammars Hole semantics Underspecification Syntax-semantics interface Generative lexicon theory 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Babonnaud
    • 1
  • Laura Kallmeyer
    • 2
  • Rainer Osswald
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.ENS Cachan, Université Paris-SaclayCachanFrance
  2. 2.Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany

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