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C08: The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach

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Funding period: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019

Project C08 is concerned with the operations on frames that are triggered by derivational morphological processes, more specifically by nominalizations. It deals with the polysemy of derivational processes and the compositionality of word-formation processes. C08 aims at describing and modeling the interpretations of derived words, addressing questions such as: What kinds of interpretation are principally possible given the meaning of the base and the affix? Is there a restricted set of semantic mechanisms that can account for derivational readings? What is the role of world knowledge in a theory of derivational semantics?

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
English Language and Linguistics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
40204 Düsseldorf
Email: ingo.plag@uni-duesseldorf.de
Phone: +49 211-81-11516

Staff

Dr. Marios Andreou
Room: 23.32.02.70
Tel.: +49 211 81-12453
Email: marios.andreou@hhu.de

Lea Rebecca Kawaletz
Room: 23.32.02.70
Tel.: +49 211 81-12361
Email: lea.kawaletz@hhu.de

Accepted

Andreou, Marios. accepted. Lexemes. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Andreou, Marios. accepted. Personal/Participant/Inhabitant. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.556.

Submitted

Lieber, Rochelle & Marios Andreou. submitted. Aspectual and quantificational properties of deverbal conversion and -ing nouns.

Andreou, Marios. A frame-based approach to evaluative morphology.

Andreou, Marios, Simon Petitjean. An XMG account of multiplicity of meaning in derivation.

2018

Plag, Ingo, Marios Andreou & Lea Kawaletz. 2018. A frame-semantic approach to polysemy in affixation. In Olivier Bonami, Gilles Boyé, Georgette Dal, Hélène Giraudo, Fiammetta Namer (Eds.): The lexeme in descriptive and theoretical morphology. Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax. Berlin: Language Science Press. pp. 467–486.

Lieber, Rochelle & Marios Andreou. 2018. Aspect and modality in the interpretation of deverbal -er nominals in English. Morphology 28, 2: 187–217. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11525-018-9321-7.

Lapesa, Gabriella, Lea Kawaletz, Ingo Plag, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew & Sebastian Pado. 2018. Disambiguation of newly derived nominalizations in context: A Distributional Semantics approach. In Word Structure 11 (3), pp. 277–312.

2017

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Book review of Pius ten Hacken (ed.): The semantics of compounding. Morphology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11525-017-9311-1.

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Stereotype negation in Frame Semantics. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics. 2(1), p.79. DOI: doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.293.

Andreou, Marios. 2017. The Lexical Semantic Framework for Morphology. In Mark Aronoff (Ed.): The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press. linguistics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.001.0001/acrefore-9780199384655-e-255.

Andreou, Marios & Simon Petitjean. 2017. Describing derivational polysemy with XMG. In Iris Eshkol, Jean-Yves Antoine (Eds.), Actes de TALN 2017, 24e Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, volume 2. pp. 94-101.

2015

Arndt-Lappe, Sabine & Ingo Plag (eds.). 2015. The semantics of derivational morphology. Special issue of Morphology 25.4.

Kawaletz, Lea. 2015. Tanja Säily: Sociolinguistic Variation in English Derivational Productivity. Studies and Methods in Diachronic Corpus Linguistics [Review]. Morphology 25(3), 345–347. DOI: 10.1007/s11525-015-9263-2.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2015. Predicting the semantics of English nominalizations: A frame‐based analysis of ‐ment suffixation. In Laurie Bauer, Lívia Körtvélyessy & Pavol Štekauer (eds.), Semantics of Complex Words, 289-319. Dordrecht: Springer.

Manuscripts

Andreou, Marios. 2016. Modeling word formation in Frame Semantics: metonymy and lexical rules. Manuscript.

Kawaletz, Lea. The semantics of English -ment nominalizations: A frame based approach. PhD Dissertation, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf.

2018

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2018. The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at the SFB 991 Kolloquium, October 18, 2018. Düsseldorf.

Anderson, Curt & Marios Andreou. 2018. The role of context in disambiguating -er nominalizations. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 12-14, 2018. Düsseldorf.

2017

Andreou, Marios. 2017. Formalizing evaluative morphology in Frame Semantics. Paper presented at the 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, June 22-25, 2017. University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Lapesa, Gabriella, Lea Kawaletz, Marios Andreou, Max Kisselew, Sebastian Pado & Ingo Plag. 2017. Type disambiguation of English -ment derivatives. Poster presented at 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. June 22-25, 2017, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

2016

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz, Max Kisselew, Gabriella Lapesa, Sebastian Pado & Ingo Plag. 2016. Instance-based disambiguation of English -ment derivatives. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 15-17, 2016. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios & Simon Petitjean. 2016. An XMG account of derivational polysemy. Paper presented at Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, September 15-17, 2016. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2016. Meaning in word-formation: The frame-semantic hypothesis. Paper presented at International Morphology Meeting 17, February 18-21, 2016. Vienna.

2015

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2015. Modeling the interaction of affix semantics and base semantics: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at the SFB 991 Kolloquium, November 7, 2015. Düsseldorf.

Andreou, Marios, Lea Kawaletz & Ingo Plag. 2015. Modeling the interaction of affix semantics and base semantics: A frame-based approach. Paper presented at Approches formelles, quantitatives et descriptives des systemes morphologique, Laboratoire d’Excellence ‘Empirical Foundations of Linguistics’, October 13, 2015. Université Paris 5 Diderot.

2014

Kawaletz, Lea. 2014. Modeling nominalization in frames. A case study of -ment suffixation on causative verbal bases. Paper presented at Event Semantics and Lexical Semantics, November 28-19, 2014. Jena.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Predicting the semantics of English nominalizations: A frame-based analysis of -ment suffixation. Paper presented at Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’14), August 25-27, 2014. Düsseldorf.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Semantic predictability in derived nouns: Psych verbs as bases for -ment. Paper presented at Semantics of derivational morphology: Empirical evidence and theoretical modeling, June 30-July 1, 2014. Düsseldorf.

Kawaletz, Lea & Ingo Plag. 2014. Lässt sich Semantik vorhersagen? Die Nominalisierung von englischen Psychverben mit -ment. Paper presented at Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten 6, May 23-24, 2014. Bielefeld.

2013

Kawaletz, Lea. 2013. The semantics of morphology. A frame-based approach. Paper presented at Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, November 13-17, 2013. Düsseldorf.