Article published in:Weak Referentiality
Edited by Ana Aguilar-Guevara, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 219] 2014
► pp. 265–286
Functional frames in the interpretation of weak nominals
This paper argues that so-called weak nominals , like the definite object in listen to the radio and the bare nominal in watch television , should be analyzed against the background of functional frames , representations of stereotypical use of certain common objects. In this way the compositional semantic analysis of weak nominals can be grounded in the lexical semantics of telic roles and frames that originates from computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology.
Published online: 03 December 2014
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