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Semantic types, lexical sorts and classifiers.

Mery, Bruno and Retoré, Christian Semantic types, lexical sorts and classifiers. (2013) In: 10th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science (NLPCS '10), 15 October 2013 - 17 October 2013 (Marseille, France).

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We propose a cognitively and linguistically motivated set of sorts for lexical semantics in a compositional setting: the classiéers in languages that do have such pronouns. These sorts are needed to include lexical considerations in a semantical analyser such as Boxer or Grail. Indeed, all proposed lexical extensions of usual Montague semantics to model restriction of selection, felicitous and infelicitous copredication require a rich and reéned type system whose base types are the lexical sorts, the basis of the many-sorted logic in which semantical representations of sentences are stated. However, none of those approaches deéne precisely the actual base types or sorts to be used in the lexicon. In this article, we shall discuss some of the options commonly adopted by researchers in formal lexical semantics, and defend the view that classiéers in the languages which have such pronouns are an appealing solution, both linguistically and cognitively motivated.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux - IPB (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Bordeaux (FRANCE)
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