Factoring predicate argument and scope semantics : underspecified semantics with LTAG

  • This paper proposes a compositional semantics for lexicalized tree adjoining grammars (LTAG). Tree-local multicompnent derivations allow seperation of semantiv contribution of a lexical item into one component contributing to the predicate argument structure and second a component contributing to scope semantics. Based on this idea a syntx-semantics interface is presented where the compositional semantics depends only on the derivation structure. It is shown that the derivation structure allows an appropriate amount of underspecification. This is illustrated by investigating underspecified representations for quantifier scpoe ambiguities and related phenomena such as adjunct scope and island constraints.

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Author:Laura KallmeyerORCiDGND, Aravind K. Joshi
Editor:Paul Dekker
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:1999
Year of first Publication:1999
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/10/21
Page Number:6
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Erschienen in: Paul Dekker (Hrsg.): Proceedings of the Twelfth Amsterdam Colloquium December 18-21, 1999, Amsterdam : ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 1999, S. 169-174
Erweiterte Fassung erschienen in: Research on language and computation, 1.2003, Nr. 1–2, S. 3–58, doi:10.1023/A:1024564228892
Source:http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/~lk/papers/ac99.ps.gz ; 12th Amsterdam Colloquium. Proceedings, hrsg. v. Paul Dekker, (1999), S. 169-174.
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Computerlinguistik / Computational linguistics
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht