Lexical Functions and the Translation of Collocations

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AuthorKerry Maxwell, Dirk Heylen
TitleLexical Functions and the Translation of Collocations
AbstractThis paper discusses the lexicographical concept of Lexical functions (Mel'chuk and Zholkovsky, 1984) and their potential exploitation in the development of a machine translation lexicon designed to handle collocations. We show how lexical functions can be thought to reflect crosslinguistic meaning concepts for collocational structures and their translational equivalents, and therefore suggest themselves as some kind of language-independent semantic primitives from which translation strategies can be developed.
SessionPART 2 - The way words work together / combinatorics
author = {Kerry Maxwell, Dirk Heylen},
title = {Lexical Functions and the Translation of Collocations},
pages = {298-305},
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},