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A corpus-based two-level model of situation aspect.

Xiao, R. Z. and McEnery, A. M. (2004) A corpus-based two-level model of situation aspect. Journal of Linguistics, 40 (2). pp. 325-363.

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    Abstract

    In this paper we will extend Smith's (1997) two-component aspect theory to develop a two-level model of situation aspect in which situation aspect is modelled as verb classes at the lexical level and as situation types at the sentential level. Situation types are the composite result of the rule-based interaction between verb classes and complements, arguments, peripheral adjuncts and viewpoint aspect at the nucleus, core and clause levels. With a framework consisting of a lexicon, a layered clause structure and a set of rules mapping verb classes onto situation types, the model is developed and tested using an English corpus and a Chinese corpus.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Linguistics
    Uncontrolled Keywords: situation aspect ; corpus ; language model
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 49
    Deposited By: Dr Richard Xiao
    Deposited On: 17 Jun 2005
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 18:12
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49

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