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Towards a Type-Theoretical Account of Lexical Semantics

Christian Bassac 1, 2 Bruno Mery 2, 3 Christian Retoré 2, 3
2 SIGNES - Linguistic signs, grammar and meaning: computational logic for natural language
Université Sciences et Technologies - Bordeaux 1, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, École Nationale Supérieure d'Électronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB), CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5800
Abstract : After a quick overview of the field of study known as “Lexical Semantics”, where we advocate the need of accessing additional information besides syntax and Montague- style semantics at the lexical level in order to complete the full analysis of an utterance, we summarize the current formulations of a well-known theory of that field. We then propose and justify our own model of the Generative Lexicon Theory, based upon a variation of classical compositional semantics, and outline its formalization. Additionally, we discuss the theoretical place of informational, knowledge-related data supposed to exist within the lexicon as well as within discourse and other linguistic constructs.
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Christian Bassac, Bruno Mery, Christian Retoré. Towards a Type-Theoretical Account of Lexical Semantics. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, Springer Verlag, 2010, pp.229-245. ⟨inria-00408308⟩

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