On the semantic content of subcategorization frames.

  title={On the semantic content of subcategorization frames.},
  author={Chay Fisher and Henry Gleitman and Lila R. Gleitman},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  volume={23 3},
This paper investigates relations between the meanings of verbs and the syntactic structures in which they appear. This investigation is motivated by the enigmas as to how children discover verb meanings. Well-known problems with unconstrained induction of word meanings from observation of world circumstances suggest that additional constraints or sources of information are required. If there exist strong and reliable parallels between the structural and semantic properties of verbs, then an… CONTINUE READING
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