Paper: Morphology-Syntax Interface For Turkish LFG

ACL ID P06-1020
Title Morphology-Syntax Interface For Turkish LFG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

This paper investigates the use of sublexi- cal units as a solution to handling the com- plex morphology with productive deriva- tional processes, in the development of a lexical functional grammar for Turkish. Such sublexical units make it possible to expose the internal structure of words with multiple derivations to the grammar rules in a uniform manner. This in turn leads to more succinct and manageable rules. Fur- ther, the semantics of the derivations can also be systematically reflected in a com- positional way by constructing PRED val- ues on the fly. We illustrate how we use sublexical units for handling simple pro- ductive derivational morphology and more interesting cases such as causativization, etc. , which change verb valency. Our pri- ority is to handle several linguistic ph...