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Prepositions and complement selection

Jesse Tseng 1
1 LANGUE ET DIALOGUE - Human-machine dialogue with a significant language component
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : The analysis of prepositions as syntactic heads, combining typically with a nominal complement, has become standard. In many languages, the behavior of the most common prepositions calls for a reconsideration of the kinds of constraints that heads can impose on their complements. This paper examines data from Polish and French, where the realization of certain prepositions is conditioned by the phonological, morphological, lexical, and syntactic features of the following material. It is argued that the best approach to such phenomena is the use of lexically specified features that allow prepositions to have indirect access to the relevant properties of the left edge of their complements.
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Jesse Tseng. Prepositions and complement selection. Second ACL-SIGSEM Workshop on the Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications, Aline Villavicencio, Valia Kordoni, Apr 2005, Colchester/England, UK, pp.11--19. ⟨inria-00001198⟩



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