A computational account of virtual travelers in the Montagovian generative lexicon

Abstract : This chapter deals with the automated formal analysis of a specfic interpretation of fictive motion named the "virtual traveler", involved for instance in the French equivalents of a sentence like The path descends for two hours where it is possible that no-one actually descends. Our analysis in computational semantics yields the intended logical formula in the framework of the Discourse Representation Theory. It relies on a framework, the Montagovian Generative Lexicon that integrates lexical semantics into compositional semantics.
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Anaïs Lefeuvre-Halftermeyer, Richard Moot, Christian Retoré. A computational account of virtual travelers in the Montagovian generative lexicon. Michel Aurnague; Dejan Stosic. The Semantics of Dynamic Space in French, ⟨John Benjamins⟩, pp.407-450, 2019, Part IV. Formal and computational aspects of motion-based narrations, 9789027203205. ⟨10.1075/hcp.66.09lef⟩. ⟨hal-02093536⟩

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