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Title: A construction grammar approach to prepositional phrase attachment: Semantic feature analysis of V NP1 into NP2 construction
Authors: Chen, Liyin;Chung, Siaw-Fong;Liu, Chao-Lin
Contributors: 英語系
Keywords: Construction grammar;Prepositional phrase;Semantic features;Computational methods;Information systems;Semantics
Date: 2011-12
Issue Date: 2015-04-15 15:15:42 (UTC+8)
Abstract: This paper provides a construction grammar perspective to identifying the ambiguity of prepositional phrase (PP) attachments (i.e., whether a PP is attached to the closest VP or NP1). Despite the wide discussion of these two structures (VP-attached and NP1-attached), we raise the possibility for a third parsing structure (about 11.3% from all 1845 instances analyzed), a co-attachment to both verb and noun. A co-attachment structure denotes the lack of [movement] feature in both the verb and noun surrounding a PP. This proposal is arrived when we annotate the semantic feature [-movement] to both VP and NP1, respectively, in a caused-motion construction of V NP1 into NP2 (e.g., vote an individual into the presidency; shamed us into pity; define ourselves into a box). © 2011 by Liyin Chen, Siaw-Fong Chung, and Chao-Lin Liu.
Relation: PACLIC 25 - Proceedings of the 25th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, 607-614
Data Type: conference
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