Elliptical arguments

Hanks, P. (2010) Elliptical arguments. In: Granger, S. and Paquot, M., eds. (2010) e-Lexicography in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Applications. Cahiers du CENTAL, Presses universitaires de Louvain. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/13010

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Demonstrates that the meaning of a verb is often determined by an absent argument. For example, to treat people with respect denotes some kind of general behaviour, but to treat people (without a prepositional phrase or adverbial of manner) normally activates a medical meaning of treat. In other cases, omission of an argument is optional, depending on the context. This paper addresses an issue of particular difficulty in computational natural language processing.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:eLexicography
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:13010
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:01 Oct 2010 07:52
Last Modified:15 Nov 2016 22:01

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