Article published in:Autour des verbes: Constructions et interprétations
Sous la direction de Kozué Ogata
[Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 29] 2013
► pp. 131–144
Les tables du LADL et la sémantique
Verb tables are based on the simple sentence, made up of a predicate, its arguments, their actualization and the various transformations the sentence may undergo, all presented in binary table form. What though is the theoretical basis? Since the predicate is determined by the nature of its arguments, the first step is to identify these. An evaluation is then made of the concepts of human and non-human nouns, suggesting that these features are too general or inappropriate for identifying usages, relying too much on syntax and too little on semantics. Yet semantics allows for precise descriptions, providing that different levels are not kept separate, since syntax and semantics are so closely interwoven that it is impossible to separate them.
Published online: 06 September 2013