Decomposed phrasal constructions




In this paper I suggest an interface level of semantic representations, that on the one hand corresponds to morpho-syntactic entities such as phrase structure rules, function words and inflections, and that on the other hand can be mapped to lexical semantic representations that one ultimately needs in order to give good predictions about argument frames of lexical items. This interface level consists of basic constructions that can be decomposed into five sub-constructions (arg1-role, arg2-role ... arg5-role). I argue in favour of phrasal constructions in order to account for altering argument frames and maybe also coercion without having to use lexical rules or multiple lexical entries.




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Haugereid, Petter. 2007. Decomposed phrasal constructions. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 120–129. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2007.7) ( (Accessed December 8, 2022.)