Paper: Syntactic Transfer Patterns of German Particle Verbs and their Impact on Lexical Semantics

ACL ID S14-1022
Title Syntactic Transfer Patterns of German Particle Verbs and their Impact on Lexical Semantics
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Session
Year 2014
Authors

German particle verbs, like anblicken (to gaze at) combine a base verb (blicken) with a particle (an) to form a special kind of Multi Word Expression. Parti- cle verbs may share the semantics of the base verb and the particle to a variable de- gree. However, while syntactic subcate- gorization frames tend to be good predic- tor for the semantics of verbs in general (verbs that are similar in meaning also tend to have similar subcategorization frames and selectional preferences), there are reg- ular changes in subcategorization frames by particle verbs with regard to the corre- sponding base verbs. This paper demon- strates that the syntactic behavior of par- ticle verbs and base verbs together (mod- eling regular changes in subcategorization frames by particle verbs and correspond- ing bas...