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Form and Meaning Representation of Chinese Constructions

Fundamental Issues on Constructicography

Weidong Zhan    Peking University, China    

Jiajun Wang    Peking University, China    

Long Chen    Peking University, China    

Haibin Huang    Peking University, China    

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abstract

This paper introduces a Chinese constructicon (CCL-CxnBank) and a corpus annotation platform for the description of actual usages of constructions in contexts. CCL-CxnBank is an online repository that contains more than 1,000 constructions, as well as the linguistic descriptions of their various features. Based on our practice of constructicography, we hold that constructions differ from phrases in that they are not recursive. We propose that the formal representation of a given construction should be linear, while its meaning should be represented through paraphrase templates and semantic frames. In the future, contextual features will be integrated to analyse the semantics of constructions.

Accepted
Nov. 30, 2020
Submitted
Oct. 2, 2020
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-407-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-406-6

Keywords: Language engineeringConstructicographyForm and meaning representationConstruction grammarPrinciple of compositionalityChinese constructicon

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