Modelling Italian construction flexibility with distributional semantics: are constructions enough?

Abstract

The present study combines psycholinguistic evidence on Italian valency coercion and a distributional analysis. The paper suggests that distributional properties can provide useful insights on how general abstract constructions influence the resolution of coercion effects. However, complete understanding of the processing and recognition of coercion requires to take into consideration the complex intertwining of lexical verb and abstract constructions.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Event Title: Conferenza Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale
Event Type: Other
Event Location: Cavallerizza Reale
Event Dates: 2018-12-10 - 2018-12-12
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction grammar,psycholinguistic model,distributional semantics,Italian,usage-based,Arts and Humanities(all),Computer Science(all)
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Related URLs: http://ceur-ws. ... 253/paper60.pdf (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2018-11-22
Accepted Date: 2018-11-01
Authors: Busso, Lucia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5665-771X)
Pannitto, Ludovica
Lenci, Alessandro

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