Paper: Issues In Relating Syntax And Semantics

ACL ID C88-1057
Title Issues In Relating Syntax And Semantics
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1988

I will also touch on the issues of lexicalization in theories of grammar whether information is redundantly specified in the lexicon. 2. Representation of Syntactic and Semantic Knowledge A complete and explicit description of a language, a grammar, may be represented in many ways. Rule-based descriptions, for example, describe knowledge of language as knowledge of a set of rules. In contrast, traditional descriptions in the pre-generative framework assume that knowledge of language can be expressed by a knowledge of structures. Fillmore (1987) proposes a return to the traditional notion of the grammatical construction. Construction grammar aims at describing the grammar of a language directly in terms of a collection of grammatical constructions each of which represents a pairing of a syn...