Start Over Save to list Export MARC Display MelCat
book jacket

Find in WorldCat
Author Zeldes, Amir, author.
Title Productivity in argument selection [electronic resource] : from morphology to syntax / by Amir Zeldes.
Publication Info. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2012]
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOKS-DDA    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 260.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-272) and index.
Contents Introduction. The problem in a nutshell : how do speakers know how productive each slot is? ; Preliminary remarks on usage-based theories ; Argument structure, argument selection and adjuncts ; Requirements for a theory of syntactic productivity ; Chapters in this book -- (Re-)defining productivity : from morphology to syntax. General definitions in previous work ; What productivity applies to : morphology versus syntax ; Granularity and grades of productivity ; Criteria for productivity ; Productivity versus creativity ; Roadmap : towards a productivity complex -- Morphological productivity measures. Methodological remarks on testing productivity measures ; Using type counts : V ; Token counts and in-category vocabulary : N(C), f(C) and Vc ; Using hapax legomena : Baayen's ... * and ... ; Vocabulary growth, frequency spectrums, ... and ... ; Estimating total vocabulary : Zipf's Law, LNRE models and S ; Measuring global productivity : I, ... and P* ; Summary : measuring morphological productivity -- Adapting measures to the syntactic domain. Methodological remarks on using corpus data ; Types and type counts in syntax ; Argument selection in competing constructions : prepositional and postpositional wegen in German ; Different heads, different measures : ranking productivity for direct object selection in English transitive verbs ; Productivity in multiple slots : the case of comparative correlatives ; Interim conclusion : measuring productivity for syntactic argument slots -- Lexical semantics and world knowledge. Semantic approaches to argument selection ; Can lexical semantics and world knowledge explain novel argument selection? ; Argument selection in (near) synonymous heads and constructions ; Semantic and selectional effects in derivations from the same stem ; Semantic-pragmatic motivation and syntactic alternations ; World knowledge and argument selection in translational equivalents ; Interim conclusion : towards a usage-based account of novel argument selection -- Representation within a usage-based productivity grammar. Productivity as knowledge and the innocent speaker ; A formalization of the Productivity Complex ; Explicitly modeling entrenchment and productivity ; Why do skewed distributions lead to productivity? : a Hebbian cognitive account of argument categorization ; Lexical choice and the structure of the mental lexicon ; Relation types in the mental lexicon ; Interim conclusion : outline of rules in a productivity grammar -- Conclusion. Main results of this study ; What models of grammar are compatible with these results? ; Outlook -- Appendices. Queries ; Linear regression model with quadratic term for -saml-bar -- References -- Author index -- Subject index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word formation.
Productivity (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphology.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Original 9783110300796 3110300796
ISBN 3110303914 (electronic bk.)
9783110303919 (electronic bk.)
9783110300796 (
3110300796 (
Permanent url for this catalog record: