A semantic-pragmatic description of some Norwegian control verbs. A discussion of the classification of their English counterparts in WordNet

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Page699-708
AuthorÅlov Runde
TitleA semantic-pragmatic description of some Norwegian control verbs. A discussion of the classification of their English counterparts in WordNet
AbstractThe aim of this paper is twofold: to describe four Norwegian control verbs, and to discuss how their English counterparts are classified in WordNet, an on-line lexical reference system. In sections 1 and 2, the terminology and theoretical framework is briefly outlined. Section 3 gives the analysis of the four Norwegian control verbs in question, the object control verbs tvinge (’force’), påby (’order, command’), and be (’ask’), and the subject control verb love (’promise’). I argue that the object control verbs and the subject control verb have an important feature in common, which I call their deontic aspect: they denote situations in which a particular action – the action denoted by the infinitival complement – becomes obligatory for one of the two participants in the control verb situation. In section 4, I discuss the classification of the English counterparts of the Norwegian control verbs in WordNet, a classification which does not capture the modal aspect of the verbs.
SessionPART 14 - Linguistic Description in Dictionaries: Semantics
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@InProceedings{ELX00-081,
author = {Ålov Runde},
title = {A semantic-pragmatic description of some Norwegian control verbs. A discussion of the classification of their English counterparts in WordNet},
pages = {699-708},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},
}
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