Department of Linguistics
Circumstances and Perspective: The Logic of Argument Structure
- Author(s): Gawron, Jean Mark
- et al.
This paper presents an approach to frame semantics that links a frame-based approach to lexical semantics to a standard event based semantics. A sorted logic is used to define frames and a valence theory linking valence and preposition selection predictions to the frames is given. The sorted logic provides an account whereby valences undefined for a frame yield an undefined semantics, so valence is reduced entirely to semantic selection.