Morphology-syntax interface for Turkish LFG

Özlem Çetinoǧlu, Kemal Oflazer

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Abstract

This paper investigates the use of sublexical units as a solution to handling the complex morphology with productive derivational processes, in the development of a lexical functional grammar for Turkish. Such sublexical units make it possible to expose the internal structure of words with multiple derivations to the grammar rules in a uniform manner. This in turn leads to more succinct and manageable rules. Further, the semantics of the derivations can also be systematically reflected in a compositional way by constructing PRED values on the fly. We illustrate how we use sublexical units for handling simple productive derivational morphology and more interesting cases such as causativization, etc., which change verb valency. Our priority is to handle several linguistic phenomena in order to observe the effects of our approach on both the c-structure and the f-structure representation, and grammar writing, leaving the coverage and evaluation issues aside for the moment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOLING/ACL 2006 - 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference
Pages153-160
Number of pages8
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, COLING/ACL 2006 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 17 Jul 200621 Jul 2006

Other

Other21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, COLING/ACL 2006
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period17/7/0621/7/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Çetinoǧlu, Ö., & Oflazer, K. (2006). Morphology-syntax interface for Turkish LFG. In COLING/ACL 2006 - 21st International Conference on Computational Linguistics and 44th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 153-160)