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Title: Compositionality of NN compounds: A case study on [N 1+artifactual-type event nouns]
Authors: Wang, S
Huang, CR 
Xu, H
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Proceedings of the 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2012, 2012, p. 70-79 How to cite?
Abstract: Generative Lexicon theory (GL) establishes three mechanisms at work when a predicate selects an argument, i.e. pure selection, accommodation and type coercion. They are widely used in verbal selection of nouns in the entity domain. However, little attention has been devoted to the compositionality of [N1+event noun] type NN compounds. This paper extends the usage of these mechanisms in two ways: 1) the eventive nominal head selection of a nominal modifier, and 2) their use in the eventive domain, through the case study on [N1+bǐsài 'competition']. Moreover, it reveals a new compositional mechanism subcomposition. It also discovers the domain contribution in type coercion. This work enriches the study on compositionality and GL.
Description: 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, PACLIC 2012, Bali, 7 November 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/29061
ISBN: 9789791421171
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