Igor Mel’čuk

List of John Benjamins publications for which Igor Mel’čuk plays a role.


Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Cognition and language | Functional linguistics | Pragmatics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Dependency in Linguistic Description

Edited by Alain Polguère and Igor Mel’čuk

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 111] 2009. xxii, 281 pp.
Subjects Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Discourse studies | Germanic linguistics | Natural language processing | Pragmatics | Semantics
Subjects Dictionaries | Romance linguistics
Subjects Dictionaries | Romance linguistics
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Dictionaries | Romance linguistics


Iordanskaja, Lidija and Igor Mel’čuk 2021 Minimodel of semantic synthesis of Russian sentencesLingvisticæ Investigationes 44:1, pp. 101–136 | Article
A formal linguistitic model is presented, which produces, for a given conceptual representation of an extralinguistic situation, a corresponding semantic representation [SemR] that, in its turn, underlies the deep-syntactic representations of four near-synonymous Russian sentences expressing the… read more
Mel’čuk, Igor 2018 Les prépositions zéro en françaisLingvisticæ Investigationes 41:2, pp. 269–283 | Article
Deux prépositions zéro sont postulées pour le français : les lexèmes Ø.LOC(prépos) (On s’est vu Ø.LOC(prépos) rue de Rivoli.) et Ø.TEMP(prépos) (On s’est vu Ø.TEMP(prépos) jeudi.) L’article propose une brève discussion des signes zéro dans les langues du monde et une justification pour… read more
Mel’čuk, Igor 2014 Dependency in LanguageDependency Linguistics: Recent advances in linguistic theory using dependency structures, Gerdes, Kim, Eva Hajičová and Leo Wanner (eds.), pp. 1–32 | Article
This paper presents a general overview of the notion of linguistic dependency and of its application in formal modeling of Language. Three major types of dependency are distinguished: semantic, syntactic and morphological dependencies; all cases of their 14 possible combinations in a sentence are… read more
The paper discusses the morphological status and the function of Spanish nominal endings -o and -a (ciel+o ‘sky’ vs. caj+a ‘box’); it is shown that both endings, plus the endings -e and -Ø, are inflectional suffixes that mark, however, not the values of an inflectional category (like nominal number… read more
Iordanskaja, Lidija and Igor Mel’čuk 2009 Establishing an inventory of surface-syntactic relations: Valence-controlled surface-syntactic dependents of the verb in FrenchDependency in Linguistic Description, Polguère, Alain and Igor Mel’čuk (eds.), pp. 151–234 | Article
Mel’čuk, Igor 2009 Dependency in natural languageDependency in Linguistic Description, Polguère, Alain and Igor Mel’čuk (eds.), pp. 1–110 | Article
Mel’čuk, Igor and Alain Polguère 2009 ForewordDependency in Linguistic Description, Polguère, Alain and Igor Mel’čuk (eds.), pp. xiii–xxii | Miscellaneous
Mel’čuk, Igor 2005 Verbes supports sans peineVerbes supports: Nouvel état des lieux, Gross, Gaston et Sophie de Pontonx (dir.), pp. 203–217 | Article
The paper is aimed at defining the concepts needed in the discussion of so-called ‘support (≈ light) verbs’ and presenting a way of describing them in the lexicon in terms of Lexical Functions [= LFs]. It develops the following six points : 1. A genuine support verb is semantically empty (or… read more
Mel’čuk, Igor 2002 19. Towards a formal concept ‘zero linguistic sign’: Applications in typologyMorphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 241–258 | Chapter
Mel’čuk, Igor and Leo Wanner 1996 Lexical Functions and Lexical Inheritance for Emotion Lexemes in GermanLexical Functions in Lexicography and Natural Language Processing, Wanner, Leo (ed.), pp. 209 ff. | Section header
Mel’čuk, Igor 1994 Suppletion: Toward a Logical Analysis of the ConceptStudies in Language 18:2, pp. 339–410 | Article
A rigorous definition of 'suppletion' is proposed, based on prototypical cases and the following pivotal idea of the current notion: two linguistic signs are in relation of suppletion if the semantic difference between them is maximally regular (i.e., it is grammatical inflectional or derivational)… read more
Mel’čuk, Igor 1993 The inflectional category of voice: towards a more rigorous definitionCausatives and Transitivity, Comrie, Bernard and Maria Polinsky (eds.), pp. 1 ff. | Article
Mel’čuk, Igor 1993 Agreement, Government, CongruenceLingvisticæ Investigationes 17:2, pp. 307–373 | Miscellaneous
Rigorous definitions are proposed for three important syntactic-morphological concepts: agreement, government and congruence. They are defined as particular cases of morphological dependency between wordforms of an utterance (distinguished from semantic and syntactic dependencies between… read more
Mel’čuk, Igor 1991 Toward a universal calculus of inflectional categories: on Roman Jakobson’s TrailNew Vistas in Grammar: Invariance and Variation, Waugh, Linda R. and Stephen Rudy (eds.), pp. 85–109 | Article
Leo Elnitsky et Igor A. Mel'cuk: Description lexicographique de la cooccurrence de lexemes parametriques en francais et en russe: actant de valeur numerique vs. attribut de degree. On introduit d'abord deux traits importants du Dictionnaire explicatif et combinatoire (D.E.C.): 1) exigence de… read more