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Constructional Change and Distributional Semantics [chapter]

2021 Ten Lectures on Diachronic Construction Grammar  
obligation, causation, possession, and inchoative meaning.  ...  This graph represents a semantic vector space of the 230 most frequent nouns in the many a NOUN construction.  ... 
doi:10.1163/9789004446793_011 fatcat:2xwjgt2rxvhnvffijtuoo3yhny

Measuring Iconicity: A Quantitative Study Of Lexical And Analytic Causatives In British English

Natalia Levshina
2017 Zenodo  
The study employs three different operationalisations of the degree of semantic cohesion of the causing and caused events, which are based on English and cross-linguistic data.  ...  The idea of isomorphism of form and meaning has played an important role in functionalist theories of syntax and morphology.  ...  Two of these variables are language-internal and one is cross-linguistic. The first language-internal variable is based on a semantic classification of causation events.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.582339 fatcat:byzwy6mxtbehzn7iwbhtb3zq7i

Learning the Meaning of Verbs: Insights from Quechua

Ellen H. Courtney
2010 First language  
Quechua speakers often omit arguments, and a great deal of information is encoded in suffixes that are added to verb roots, as illustrated in (1) .  ...  In Quechua sentences with explicit arguments, word order is very flexible so that word order is not a cue to the identity of external and internal arguments.  ...  None of these forms presents morphosyntactic cues that would help a child zoom in on the transitivity status of the verb root itself. Children must have to rely on a semantic-conceptual strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0142723709350527 fatcat:4swqznbnarcpblsbt74jxxknji

Talking about Causing Events

Christopher A. Vogel, Alexis Wellwood, Rachel Dudley, J. Brendan Ritchie
2014 The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication  
Our paper represents a case study for this interaction in the domain of event semantics.  ...  Implications for a new approach to the investigation of linguistic meanings and future directions are discussed. Talking about Causing Events 2  ...  In our case study, we consider the semantics of causal eventive sentences and the psychology of event perception.  ... 
doi:10.4148/1944-3676.1092 fatcat:cvazfnu6ajfgjnqrs3bs2nttey

Extending effect annotation with lexical decomposition

Josef Ruppenhofer, Jasper Brandes
2015 Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis  
We extend the theory and present an extensive scheme that combines both approaches and thus extends the set of inference-relevant predicates.  ...  Such information has previously been referred to as effect or couched in terms of eventevaluation functors.  ...  Conceptually, we find it useful to reason about the annotation task in terms of lexical decompositions and semantic roles along the lines of e.g.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w15-2910 dblp:conf/wassa/RuppenhoferB15 fatcat:5r2uh763afaaxi325fvg37lkl4

The Architecture of Semantic Domains

Per Aage Brandt
2008 Theoria et Historia Scientiarum  
Causation is simply conceptualized differently with different contents; my claim is that the four causation types here mentioned are grounded in the four basic semantic domains, respectively.  ...  Let me just mention one more issue of basic semantic interest: causality and causation.  ...  of semantic domains: when we analyse the composition of a given semantic product, however 'intertextual', by decomposing its blends, by 'decompressing' it, we are able to separate its inputs in so far  ... 
doi:10.12775/ths.2008.007 fatcat:pnhc7wlf3zhhjaryin6gynvcm4

Brazilian Portuguese-English bilingualism does not afect metalinguistic awareness of L1 constraints in two argument structure constructions

Ricardo Augusto De Souza, Jesiel Soares-Silva, Gustavo Garcia Silva
2016 Ilha do Desterro  
In the present study we investigated a corollary of the multicompetence hypothesis as a description of language representation in bilingualism.  ...  Previous studies examining online language processing of sentences in Portuguese that simulated argument structures constructions of English have shown a departure from the restrictions of the L1 grammar  ...  On the other hand, in synthetic conigurations the causative meaning is realized by a single clause, in such a way that the only main verb lexicalizes both the causation and the action sub-events.  ... 
doi:10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n1p17 fatcat:vazzynjam5e7hb7tdyc2t36gri

Exhaustivity operators and fronted focus in Italian [chapter]

Denis Delfitto, Gaetano Fiorin
2015 Linguistics Today  
However, if our analysis of EIs as the head of DegP is right, then the external EIs seem to support syntactic movement since, as shown in the previous section, the movement comes with a crucial semantic  ...  This research was partially supported by NSF grant BCS-0952862 Semantics and Pragmatics of Projective Meaning across Languages, and by NSF BCS-0904913, DoD HHM402-10-C-0100, and the NYCT TeXIT project.  ...  Figure 6 : Possible frame representation for template (1) in which the activity event e ′ is the cause component of the event e, and so on.             causation CAUSE activity EFFECTOR 1  ... 
doi:10.1075/la.223.08del fatcat:mejhq3rgazfp3p44bv5rspipou

Distributional Memory: A General Framework for Corpus-Based Semantics

Marco Baroni, Alessandro Lenci
2010 Computational Linguistics  
As an alternative to this "one task, one model" approach, the Distributional Memory framework extracts distributional information once and for all from the corpus, in the form of a set of weighted word-link-word  ...  Different matrices are then generated from the tensor, and their rows and columns constitute natural spaces to deal with different semantic problems.  ...  The measure can also be interpreted as the dominant term of average MI or as a heuristic variant of pointwise MI to avoid its bias towards overestimating the significance of low frequency events, and it  ... 
doi:10.1162/coli_a_00016 fatcat:dcmgv7rh6bbfppedwnl5xrdpzq

Biblical Hebrew and Cognitive Linguistics [chapter]

Christo H. J. van der Merwe
2021 Semitic Languages and Cultures  
Her research is linguistic, focusing on names in Biblical Hebrew from a syntactic xii New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew and semantic perspective.  ...  Her MA thesis will explore the syntactic position of gentilic and personal proper names, as well as their semantics and lexical composition.  ...  A Semantic Study of the Middle Voice In a semantic study of voice, clausal events are analysed in terms of participants (the referential entities involved in the event) and relations (the relationships  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0250.21 fatcat:paf4koklmbdjvprwx46qbrhali

Debugging Frame Semantic Role Labeling [article]

Alexandre Kabbach
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We propose a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the performances of statistical models for frame semantic structure extraction.  ...  We report on a replication study on FrameNet 1.7 data and show that preprocessing toolkits play a major role in argument identification performances, observing gains similar in their order of magnitude  ...  A.3 Das et al. (2014) improved the results of Johansson and Nugues (2007) on all tasks of the SemEval shared task, and provided a long-standing state-of-the art system on FrameNet 1.5 data, which  ... 
arXiv:1901.07475v1 fatcat:7sktiu6yjnawnomsqvh5sgde7u

Program Committee

2006 2006 Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation  
of Hamburg) and Using a Grammar Implementation to Teach Writing Skills by Dan Flickinger (Stanford).  ...  As well as many papers on distributional semantics, there were some on extending the coverage of existing wordnets, linking wordnets to new resources (especially in the medical domain), using wordnets  ...  Acknowledgments We wish to thank Georgia Sanna for the first joint analysis about the possibility of creating a wordnet for the Sardinian language.  ... 
doi:10.1109/scam.2006.23 dblp:conf/scam/X06c fatcat:2dhsf7loj5hlffu2jxpmlo2qcq

"Cause" and affect : evaluative and emotive parameters of meaning among the periphrastic causative verb in English [article]

Zachary Witter Childers
Based on these findings, it is proposed that the selection of periphrastic causative verb in the expression of a directive causative event is governed by the evaluative stance of the patient of the causative  ...  I suggest that these verbs are primarily differentiated in terms of the evaluative and affective dispositions of participants in the speech act and the caused eventuality.  ...  (69) a. John caused Bill *(to) leave. b. John made Bill (*to) leave. c. John drove Bill *(to) leave. c. John forced Bill *(to) leave. d. John had Bill (*to) leave. e. John got Bill *(to) leave. f.  ... 
doi:10.15781/t2q52fj8g fatcat:m6gqszj5h5hpxmlcaqdfkk4czq

From the heavy to the light verb

Begoña Sanromán Vilas
2018 Lingvisticæ investigationes  
After a fine-grained analysis of the polysemous verb tomar, the study provides a tentative list of lexical features that function as semantic links between the lexical units within the polysemous tomar  ...  To support this claim the hypothesis of semantic compatibility is tested.  ...  Un grand merci également à Thierry Fontenelle qui nous a autorisées à utiliser sa BD de Acknowledgements This work owes a great deal to many people who have had a hand in its progression over the years  ... 
doi:10.1075/li.00005.san fatcat:aqtad7regneflhblei7agmwzj4

Papers from the Chulalongkorn International Student Symposium on Southeast Asian Linguistics 2017

Pittayawat Pittayaporn, Sujinat Jitwiriyanont, Pavadee Saisuwan, Bhimbasistha Tejarajanya
2018 Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society  
The papers cover a full range of linguistic topics (phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax, historical and ethno-linguistics, etc.) regarding languages in most of the language families of Greater Mainland Southeast  ...  This is a collection of 19 articles from the Chulalongkorn International Student Symposium on Southeast Asian Linguistics held in 2017.  ...  For tone elicitation and determination in particular, I would like to thank Ms Tchithan Techi and Mr Nongmai Changmi who contributed many hours of hard work in sessions on lexicon, but also 'i³ βʌŋ²' Mr  ... 
doaj:9af794d5d2514b5c8ab66816e4f2cc3c fatcat:ughmd3cnnjcpppkg3dypfopf24
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