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Semantics and the Lexicon : Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy - James Pustejovsky

Semantics and the Lexicon

Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

By: James Pustejovsky (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1993
ISBN: 9780792319634
Number Of Pages: 420

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This book integrates the research being carried out in the field of lexical semantics in linguistics with the work on knowledge representation and lexicon design in computational linguistics. Rarely do these two camps meet and discuss the demands and concerns of each other's fields. Therefore, the book is interesting in that it provides a stimulating and unique discussion between the computational perspective of lexical meaning and the concerns of the linguist for the semantic description of lexical items in the context of syntactic descriptions.
The volume is divided into three sections. Part one deals with the fundamentals of lexical structure and what constitutes a lexical semantic representation for a grammatical theory. Part two deals with the specific mappings that are necessary from a lexical semantic representation to the syntax. Finally, Part three addresses the possibility of modeling lexical knowledge with computational uses in mind. The unifying assumption behind all these works is that methodologies in computational linguistics and theoretical linguistics have converged, and that the goals of both fields are the same: to investigate the phenomenon of language in a rigorous and analytic way, for the purpose of establishing how it fits into the larger domain of intelligent human behavior.

Fundamentals of Lexical Structure
The Syntax of Metaphorical Semantic Roles
Levels of Lexical Representation
Case Marking and the Semantics of Mental Verbs
Type Coercion and Lexical Selection
Mapping from Lexical Semantics and Syntax
Nominalization and Predicative Prepositional Phrases
Adjectives, Nominals, and the Status of Arguments
Unaccusativity in Dutch: Integrating Syntax and Lexical Semantics
Verbs in Depictives and Resultatives
Explicit Syntax in the Lexicon: the Representation of Nominalizations
Computational Models of Lexical Knowledge
Lexical Structure and Conceptual Structure
Lexical Semantic Constraints
Lexical and Conceptual Structures for Knowledge Based Translation
Models for Lexical Knowledge Bases
Providing Machine Tractable Dictionary Tools
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792319634
ISBN-10: 079231963X
Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 31st August 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.78

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