Matching Verbo-nominal Constructions in FrameNet with Lexical Functions in MTT

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Page 297-308
Author Myriam Bouveret, Charles J. Fillmore
Title Matching Verbo-nominal Constructions in FrameNet with Lexical Functions in MTT
Abstract Matching verbo-nominal constructions in FrameNet with Lexical Functions in MTT Multiword expressions are described in the FrameNet project as complex lexical units linked as wholes to their semantic frames, or as instances of special grammatical constructions. Amongst multi-word expressions, we explore in this paper verbonominal constructions in Framenet and more specifically support verb expressions. This category, described in FrameNet litterature, has not yet received a systematic treatment in the project. We have looked at several problems regarding its actual classification and theoretical background. Instead of light verbs, or support verbs, we define the object of our study as Support Verb Constructions (SVC). We explore in this connection a well known model in lexicography, the Explanatory and Combinatorial Lexicology, part of the Meaning Text Theory to observe the feasibility of using Lexical Functions in FrameNet for the purpose of encoding SVC. The verbs have functions varying from that of light verbs, where they contribute only the ability to treat the noun.s frame as a verbal-e.g., tense-bearing, entity-through a variety of aspect, perspective, and register values. These structures are treated in various ways in FrameNet and in the Explanatory and Combinatorial component of the Meaning-Text-Theory. Our goal in the present research is to understand the nature of these differences, and to consider whether the results obtained in one of them can be aligned with or incorporated into the other. We approach the parameters of comparison of the two systems by means of three themes characterizing verbo-nominal expressions: lexicalized collocations of the verb and the nominal head of its syntactic dependent, the manner in which the kind of situation-the semantic frame-evoked by the noun is given verbal expression, and the manner in which the syntactic arguments of the verb are interpreted as matching the semantic roles associated with the noun's frame.
Session 1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
author = {Myriam Bouveret, Charles J. Fillmore},
title = {Matching Verbo-nominal Constructions in FrameNet with Lexical Functions in MTT},
pages = {297-308},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},