Functional Class (so Called "Part of Speech") Assignment as a Kind of Meaning-Bound Word Syntactic Information

Wajszczuk, Jadwiga (2010) Functional Class (so Called "Part of Speech") Assignment as a Kind of Meaning-Bound Word Syntactic Information. Studia Kognitywne - Études Cognitives, 10. pp. 15-33. ISSN 1641-9758

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Abstract

The traditional division of the lexicon into parts of speech which seems to satisfy the requirements of a syntactic description, on the one hand, and a word formation description, on the other hand, cannot be looked upon as a result of a strict classification covering the totality of the lexicon and being based on a coherent set of criteria. Making the criteria more precise or correcting them is an issue of extreme importance and urgency in the work on the theory of language. Such achievements can help solve many other problems, in particular, syntactic ones. The article presents a scheme of several preliminary steps of an amelioration program (a scheme which has been improved compared to the authors earlier attempts going in the same direction). The program is based on combinability characteristics of words, i.e. on those properties that are responsible for the tasks to be accomplished by a given class of expressions in making up a higher order unit, i.e. a syntagm (the author emphasizes this point: it is syntagm rather than sentence which is the category the recommended approach is focusing on), and that, importantly, determine the limits of syntactic rules, i.e. the ins and outs of the rules (the limits concerning the overall stock of words).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: part of speech; syntactic partitioning of words; functional properties of word classes; two kinds of position opening: with and without semantic impact (syntactic connotation); syntactic lexemes vs. quasi-syntactic (para-syntactic) lexemes.
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: Janusz S. Bień
Date Deposited: 07 May 2010 17:04
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 08:29
URI: http://bc.klf.uw.edu.pl/id/eprint/161

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