Chapter published in:The Semantics of Dynamic Space in French: Descriptive, experimental and formal studies on motion expression
Edited by Michel Aurnague and Dejan Stosic
[Human Cognitive Processing 66] 2019
► pp. 324–352
A computational account of virtual travelers in the Montagovian generative lexicon
This chapter deals with the automated formal analysis of a specfic interpretation of fictive motion named the “virtual traveler”, involved for instance in the French equivalents of a sentence like The path descends for two hours where it is possible that no-one actually descends. Our analysis in computational semantics yields the intended logical formula in the framework of the Discourse Representation Theory. It relies on a framework, the Montagovian Generative Lexicon that integrates lexical semantics into compositional semantics.
Keywords: computational semantics, Discourse Representation Theory, lexical semantics, Montague semantics, type theory
Published online: 29 July 2019
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Aurnague, M., & Vieu, L.
Barwise, J., & Cooper, R.
Bassac, C., Mery, B., & Retoré, C.
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Dalrymple, M., Lamping, J., Pereira, F. C. N., & Saraswat, V. A.
Langacker, R. W.
Mery, B., Moot, R., & Retoré, C.
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