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Aspects of descriptive, referential, and information structure in phrasal semantics: A construction-based model

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Phrasal semantics is concerned with how the meaning of a sentence is composed both from the meaning of the constituent words, and from extra meaning contained within the structural organization of the sentence itself. In this context, grammatical constructions correspond to form-meaning mappings that essentially capture this “extra” meaning and allow its representation. The current research examines how a computational model of language processing based on a construction grammar approach can account for aspects of descriptive, referential and information content of phrasal semantics.
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Keywords: cognitive development; grammatical deixis; language acquisition; lexical categorization; perceptual scene analysis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institut des Sciences Cognitives, CNRS UMR 5015

Publication date: 01 January 2005

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