on the autonomy of grammatical modules
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 26, 2004, 3:08|
H. Teoh wrote:
> > Also, it would be nice to add the semantic functions of the words (noun,
> > verb etc).
> That would be nice, yes.
> Oh, and BTW, "noun" and "verb" aren't semantic functions; they're
> grammatical functions.
That depends on your theory of language. Lexicalist theories tend
to separate out modules of lexical items, such that a lexical item
will be simultaneously semantic predicates or entities, and syntactic
heads of phrases.
BTW, "semantic" functions ARE grammatical functions.
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