Motion Verbs: Data on Meaning Components in Dictionaries and Identification of Syntactic Properties

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AuthorAntonietta Alonge
TitleMotion Verbs: Data on Meaning Components in Dictionaries and Identification of Syntactic Properties
AbstractRelying on the assumption that the syntactic properties of verbs are, to a large extent, determined by their meanings, we carried out an analysis of dictionary definitions of motion verb taxonomies, with the goal of acquiring information on verb meaning components. In keeping with Talmy (1985), we identified the typical "conflations" of meaning components found for motion verbs in Italian. The information extracted was then used to derive data, missing in our dictionaries, on syntactic properties of the verbs. The particular organisation of data within dictionaries allowed us to extend the observations made in connection with single verbs to large quantities of them.
SessionPART 1 - Word meaning / lexical semantics
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@InProceedings{ELX94-006,
author = {Antonietta Alonge},
title = {Motion Verbs: Data on Meaning Components in Dictionaries and Identification of Syntactic Properties},
pages = {27-35},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},
}
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