Selected Lexical and Grammatical Issues in the Meaning–Text Theory

In honour of Igor Mel'čuk

Leo Wanner | ICREA and Pompeu Fabra University
ISBN 9789027230942 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027292773 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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The Meaning Text Theory (MTT) is a lexicon-centred and dependency-based theory for the description of language using a holistic model that incorporates semantics, syntax, morphology and lexis. This volume, prepared on the occasion of Igor Mel'čuk’s 70th birthday, offers a cross-section of the current advances in MTT and its applications. The first part of the book focuses on lexical phenomena that are still largely neglected in mainstream linguistics: sound symbolism as manifested by ideophones, and idiosyncratic lexical relations as manifested by lexical functions (LFs). In particular, LFs are addressed from different angles (including the introduction of new “standard” LFs, the argument structure and semantic decomposition of lexical relations captured by LFs, automatic recognition of LF-instances in corpora, and the use of LFs in terminology and natural language processing). The second part of the book deals with such prominent model-oriented issues as semantic paraphrasing in MTT, the role of phrase structure in MTT and syntactic analysis within MTT.
This title replaces:
Selected Lexical and Grammatical Issues in the Meaning–Text Theory: In honour of Igor Mel'čuk, Edited by Leo Wanner (2007)
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 84] 2007.  xviii, 380 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume is very useful to know the current state of Meaning-Text Theory. Although it does not include a complete panorama of this interesting linguistic theory, it reflects two hot-spots of MTT: lexical function and its application to NLP. The volume is useful to all workers in MTT, it is also helpful to NLP lexicographers and researchers, in particular those who are searching for theoretical fundamentals of linguistic practice.”
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Kolesnikova, Olga & Alexander Gelbukh
2018. Exploring the Context of Lexical Functions. In Advances in Computational Intelligence [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 11289],  pp. 57 ff. DOI logo
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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