Più and Dictionary Syntax: A Case Study

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorLuca Dini
TitlePiù and Dictionary Syntax: A Case Study
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to show that the insertion of appropriate part of speech indicators will ease the work of lexicographers in defining the grammatical context of use for function words. By appropriate lexical categories I mean syntactic labels drawn not only from the traditional descriptive grammars, but also from current (formal) syntactic theories. To prove this hypothesis I have analysed how Italian dictionaries deal with entries used in comparative constructions. More specifically, the attention has been focused on the piu-dilche ('more-than') pair, trying to determine how far dictionary definitions miss generalizations and ignore syntactic constraints placed on the use of these words.
SessionPART 1 - Word meaning / lexical semantics
author = {Luca Dini},
title = {Più and Dictionary Syntax: A Case Study},
pages = {67-77},
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},