Secondary predication and the lexical representation of verbs

@article{Rapoport1990SecondaryPA,
  title={Secondary predication and the lexical representation of verbs},
  author={T. R. Rapoport},
  journal={Machine Translation},
  year={1990},
  volume={5},
  pages={31-55}
}
In this paper it is assumed that syntactic structure is projected from the lexicon. The lexical representation, which encodes the linguistically relevant aspects of the meanings of words, thus determines and constrains the syntax. Therefore, if semantic analysis of syntactic structures is to be possible, it is necessary to determine the content and structure of lexical semantic representations. The paper argues for a certain form of lexical representation by presenting the problem of a… CONTINUE READING

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