Selectional restrictions in HPSG: I'll eat my hat!




This contribution is concerned with integrating the phenomenon of selectional restrictions in HPSG. Firstly, the question of treating selectional restrictions purely in the semantic module is tackled, as there are some contextual (or pragmatic) influences, which can repair the ill-formedness of violated selectional restrictions. Secondly, we present existing approaches to selectional restrictions within the framework and, lastly, make our own proposal which describes the subject as part of the semantics-pragmatics interface. In particular, we show how a semantic ontology can be integrated.


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Soehn, Jan-Philipp. 2005. Selectional restrictions in HPSG: I’ll eat my hat!. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 343–353. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2005.19) ( (Accessed September 22, 2023.)