Syntax für eine unterspezifizierte Semantik: PP-Anbindung in einem deutschen HPSG-Fragment

Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer

In: Stephan Mehl, Andreas Mertens und Marion Schulz (Eds.): Präpositionalsemantik und PP-Anbindung. Gerhard-Mercator-Universität Duisburg, Schriftenreihe Informatik, Bericht Nr.SI-16, pp. 39-47

Paper presented at the workshop on Präpositionalsemantik und PP-Anbindung at KONVENS 96 in Bielefeld.
In this paper it is argued that using an HPSG with a strong linearization component it is possible to assign sentences with ambiguous PP-adjuncts a unique syntactic structure. The possible readings, which may depend on the actual word order, are given by an underspecified semantics. For this purpose a higher-order constraint language along the lines of ( Bos 1995) is integrated into HPSG. In contrast to other approaches, we define the semantic metalanguage on the object level of HPSG.

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          author    = {Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer},
          title     = {{Syntax f\"ur eine unterspezifizierte Semantik: 
                        PP-Anbindung in einem deutschen HPSG-Fragment}},
          booktitle = {{Pr\"apositionalsemantik und PP-Anbindung}},
          year      = {1996},
          publisher = {Gerhard-Mercator-Universit\"at Duisburg},
          editor    = {Stephan Mehl and Andreas Mertens and Marion Schulz},
          pages     = {39--47}

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