Recent change in the productivity and schematicity of the way-construction: A distributional semantic analysis

@inproceedings{Perek2018RecentCI,
  title={Recent change in the productivity and schematicity of the way-construction: A distributional semantic analysis},
  author={Florent Perek},
  year={2018}
}
This paper presents a corpus-based study of recent change in the English wayconstruction, drawing on data from the 1830s to the 2000s. Semantic change in the distribution of the construction is characterized by means of a distributional semantic model, which captures semantic similarity between verbs through their co-occurrence frequency with other words in the corpus. By plotting and comparing the semantic domain of the three senses of the construction at different points in time, it is found… CONTINUE READING

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