French Order Without Order

Abstract : To account for the semi-free word order of French, Unification Categorial Grammar is extended in two ways. First, verbal valencies are contained in a set rather than in a list. Second, type-raised NP's are described as two-sided functors. The new framework does not overgenerate, i.e. it accepts all and only the sentences which are grammatical. This follows partly from the elimination of false lexical ambiguities -- i.e. ambiguities introduced in order to account for all the possible positions a word can be in within a sentence -- and partly from a system of features constraining the possible combinations.
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Gabriel G. Bès, Claire Gardent. French Order Without Order. EACL 1989 - Fourth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 1989, Manchester, United Kingdom. pp.249-255. ⟨hal-01021826⟩



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