Compositional Semantics for LFG

  • Uwe Reyle
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 35)


The two levels of syntactic representation induced by lexical functional grammars (LFG) consist of c-structures and sets of attribute-value pairs called f-structures. F-structures are built up from the syntactic surface structure of a sentence by unification of the attribute-value graphs that are associated with each word and each constituent of the c-structure of that sentence. Thus (2) shows an f-structure for the sentence (1).


Lexical Entry Matrix Clause Argument Position Categorial Grammar Compositional Semantic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uwe Reyle
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  1. 1.Institut für Maschinelle SprachverarbeitungUniversität StuttgartGermany

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