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Title: Under Construction
Subtitle: Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Extended Lexical Units
Written By: Michaela Poss
Series Title: LOT dissertation Series
Description:

This dissertation investigates Extended Lexical Units (ELUs), elements that are
bigger than just one word and which are stored in the lexicon. ELUs are an
interesting problem on at least two different levels: from a grammatical (or
grammar-theoretical) as well as from a computational perspective. How do
ELUs fit into a grammar model, and how can they be implemented in a
computational system? The answers to these questions are illustrated with
three case studies of rather well-investigated Dutch constructions, namely
the NPN (as in dog after dog) and a related Dutch phenomenon, the NCoN
construction (as in kind noch kraai,'child nor crow'), the Dutch
way-construction, and the dative alternation (as in Jan geeft Piet een bal
('Jan gives Piet a ball') vs. Jan geeft een bal aan Piet ('Jan gives a ball
to Piet')). For all three constructions, a formal Construction Grammar
analysis, based on Sign-Based Construction Grammar, is presented, and
additionally, it is shown how these ELUs are tackled in the semantic
parser/generator Delilah.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789460930270
Prices: U.K. £ 20.01