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Verb alternations and semantic verb classes in English and Modern Greek

O. Chondronasiou

Verb alternations and semantic verb classes in English and Modern Greek

the double object construction

by O. Chondronasiou

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Published by UMIST in Manchester .
Written in English


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StatementO. Chondronasiou ; supervised by P. Bennett.
ContributionsBennett, P., Language Engineering.
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Open LibraryOL17306400M

Ditransitive construction alternations Kinds of alternations Factors determining the choice of construction Marker polysemies, cognitive networks, and semantic maps Integrating verb classes: partial scales Towards a semantic map for ditransitive constructions. 2 1. Modern Greek O Pétr-os éstile tis María. In linguistics, valency or valence is the number of arguments controlled by a predicate, content verbs being typical predicates. Valency is related, though not identical, to subcategorization and transitivity, which count only object arguments – valency counts all arguments, including the linguistic meaning of valency derives from the definition of valency in chemistry.

The book that comes closest to something like a textbook is Rauh , which provides a detailed survey of how word classes are dealt with in contemporary grammatical theories, with brief introductory chapters on the Greek-Roman grammatical tradition and pre-Chomskyan American structuralism. MODERN GREEK VERBS (without much grammatical jargon) Verbs are words describing actions. Modern Greek verbs are divided into two main categories: A) verbs ending in – ω B) verbs ending in –μαι A) – ω verbs are further divided into 3 subcategories (call them ‘omega 3’ and think of them as being very ‘healthy’ for one to learn!).

Semantic meaning: Source This class expresses what the source of the verb is. Example: Heffof nir evethoon. — "The jug was full of water." In this example we have the verb nirat ="to be full". To express that it is the water that is the source of the jug being full, the word water is in the ablative case (evethoon). Verbs that belong to this. One overarching note: the book's introduction breaks verbs into semantic types (such as perception verbs) and subtypes. It discusses how verbs of these types are those that receive non-canonical subject/agent/object treatment. Many languages have a "canonical" way of marking a verb's main noun phrase argument, such as accusative and absolutive.


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Verb alternations and semantic verb classes in English and Modern Greek by O. Chondronasiou Download PDF EPUB FB2

: Verb Derivation in Modern Greek: Alternation Classes, Conceptual Structures, Semantic Fields (European University Studies: 21, Linguistics) (): Chariton Charitonidis: BooksCited by: 1.

Easy to use, English Verb Classes and Alternations sets the stage for further explorations of the interface between lexical semantics and syntax. It will prove indispensable for theoretical and computational linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and teachers of English as a second by: AN EXAMPLE: My book English Verb Classes and Alternations (Levin ) classifies English verbs that do not (exclusively) take sentential complements in two ways: according to their SEMANTIC CONTENT: manner of motion verbs, directed motion verbs, sound verbs, change of state verbs, perception verbs, verbs of gestures and sign, weather verbs, File Size: KB.

This paper reports on a contrastive study of verb alternations and semantic classes of verbs. Some of the proposals in Levin () are applied to German. Most of the verb classes identified by Levin for English are also relevant in German, but the classes do not always behave identically with regard to the alternations they by: Syntactic Alternations and Verb Semantic Classes In her book, B.

Levin shows, for a large set of English verbs (about ), the correlations between the semantics of verbs and their syntactic behavior. More precisely, she shows that some facets of the semantics of verbs have strong correlations with the syntactic behavior of these verbs and with the interpretation of their arguments.

VerbNet [24] is a broad coverage verb lexicon in English, with links to other data sources such as WordNet [25] and FrameNet [3]. It contains semantic roles and verb classes corresponding to Levin. and FrameNet (Baker et al., ). It includes syntactic and semantic infor-mation for classes of English verbs derived from Levin’s classication and it is considerably more detailed than that included in the original classication.

Each verb class in VN is completely described by a set of members, the. alternations. The idea is that verbs that are closely related in meaning show similar alternating behavior. While this methodology has been applied successfully to a broad number of English verb classes and alternations, more recent work by Nemoto (), Baker and.

Semantic classification of verbs in CROVALLEX VerbNet project [4], which is a large-scale English verb lexicon, based on Levin’s verb classes [6] with more syntactic alternations.

Semantic classes are created from the verbs that undergo a certain number of alternations. and FrameNet (Baker et al., ). It includes syntactic and semantic infor-mation for classes of English verbs derived from Levin’s classification and it is considerably more detailed than that included in the original classification.

Each verb class in VN is completely described by a set of members, the. Easy to use, English Verb Classes and Alternations sets the stage for further explorations of the interface between lexical semantics and syntax. It will prove indispensable for theoretical and computational linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and teachers of English as a second language.

– Determining the best grain-size for verb classes. — Dealing with the many instances of apparent multiple verb class membership. Relating verb classes defined by argument alternations to “Fillmorean” verb classes An argument alternation by its very nature defines a verb class: The verbs showing the alternation.

The classification of verbs in Levin's () English Verb Classes and Alternations: A preliminary Investigation, on the basis of both intuitive semantic grouping and their participation in valence alternations, is often used by the NLP community as evidence of the semantic similarity of verbs.

In this paper I present five alternations of the verb system of Modern Greek, which are recurrently mapped on the syntactic frame NPi__NP. The actual claim is that only the participation in alternations and/or the allocation to an alternation variant can reliably determine the relation between a verb derivative and its base.

In the second part, the conceptual structures and semantic. Beth Levin's "English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation" (hence- forth EVC) is an excellent reference book. It presents syntactic and semantic information which is valuable and easy to use.

The book is rich in well- organized data (there are thousands of entries in the verb index and the bulk of the book is made up of. This book analyzes thousands of English verbs, grouping them into classes such that within a class the clause element mappings, as well as the ways in wh While it's often possible to rearrange clause elements into alternative orders - generally using prepositional phrases - how this is allowed vs.

disallowed depends on the specific verb used/5(2). Table of Contents. When scanning through the table of contents in this book, one immediately thinks of Goodwin’s Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek all, the first chapter (pp.

) is an “introduction to the moods and tenses”, the second (pp. ) covers “the main uses of the single moods and tenses in independent sentences”, the third (pp. ) deals with. Easy to use, "English Verb Classes and Alternations" sets the stage for further explorations of the interface between lexical semantics and syntax.

It will prove indispensable for theoretical and computational linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and teachers of English as a second language.

Levin (), Levin and Rappaport Hovav ()). Alternations in Modern Greek with the locative verbs fortono (load) and psekazo (spray) are of the general form presented in (1) in Section ().

The main features of these verbs in Modern Greek (English and some other languages) is that they are morphologically identical and that they always. Get this from a library.

Verb derivation in modern Greek: alternation classes, conceptual structures, semantic fields. [Chariton Charitonidis].

Valence Alternations in Modern Greek: an MRS analysis The first part of the book sets out alternate ways in which verbs can express their arguments.

English Verb Classes and Alternations.Purely semantic verb classes matter Examine behavior al differences between semantically distinct classes of verbs when syntactic behavior is kept constant: Relative frequency of co-occurrence of phrases across verb classes is as equal as possible; There are no differences in valence alternations across the two classes.

Instrument verb class.There are many, many verbs in the English language. You can find lots of them in the Oxford English Dictionary. Examples of verbs are: go (went), find (found), call (called), shout (shouted.