Hebrew Verbal Multi-Word Expressions

Nurit Melnik, Livnat Herzig Sheinfux, Tali Arad Greshler, Shuly Wintner

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Multi-word expressions (MWEs) are challenging for grammatical theories and grammar development since they blur the traditional distinction
between the lexicon and the grammar, and vary in the degree of idiosyncrasy
with respect to their semantic, syntactic, and morphological behavior. Nevertheless, the need to incorporate MWEs into grammars is unquestionable, especially in light of estimates claiming that MWEs account for approximately
half of the entries in the lexicon. In this study we focus on verbal MWEs
in Modern Hebrew: we consider different types of this class of MWEs, and
propose an analysis in the framework of HPSG. Moreover, we incorporate
this analysis into HeGram, a deep linguistic processing grammar of Modern
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
EditorsStefan Muller
Place of PublicationStanford, California
PublisherCSLI Publications
StatePublished - 2015


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