Semantic Coercion in Language : Beyond Distributional Analysis

  title={Semantic Coercion in Language : Beyond Distributional Analysis},
  author={James Pustejovsky and Elisabetta Jezek}
The distributional properties extracted from linguistic corpora for a word are regarded by many as the principle contribution to its meaning. While largely sympathetic to this view, we argue that lexical representations which are built from evidence of distributional behavior alone are unable to fully explain the rich variation in linguistic meaning in language. Lexical meaning is modulated in context and contextual semantic operations have an impact on the behavior that words exhibit: this is… CONTINUE READING
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