Presentation 2018-10-28
[Invited Talk] Information Structure in LFG
Ryo Otoguro,
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Abstract(in English) LFG is a constraint-based grammatical framework, in which distinct structures are organised in a parallel fashion. In addition to structures traditionally postulated in the framework such as c-structure, f-structure and s-structure, there are some attempts to formulated information structure where topic and focus configurations are encoded. The current paper highlights so-called Person Constraint, the restrictions of person feature combinations between a recipient argument and a theme argument in ditransitive constructions. Although the constraint has often been given syntax-based accounts in the literature, we show that the constraint is most naturally accounted for by relative topicality of arguments and argue that LFG's information structure gives a unified account for the phenomenon.
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Keyword(in English) Lexical-Functional Grammar / information structure / Person Constraint / topicality
Paper # TL2018-39
Date of Issue 2018-10-21 (TL)

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Committee TL
Conference Date 2018/10/28(1days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English) National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English) Theme 1 Grammar and Language processing of humans and computers Theme 2 Ba linguistics, Abduction of meaning, "Ba" in Co-Creation, Abduction and Innovation Theme 3 Language and Thought
Chair Hiroshi Sano(Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studies)
Vice Chair Tadahisa Kondo(Kogakuin Univ.) / Kazuhiro Takeuchi(Osaka Electro-Comm. Univ.)
Secretary Tadahisa Kondo(Kobe Gakuin Univ.) / Kazuhiro Takeuchi(Kyoto Inst. of Tech.)
Assistant Nobuyuki Jincho(Waseda Univ.) / Akinori Takada(Ferris Univ.) / Akio Ishikawa(KDDI Research)

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Language JPN
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Title (in English) [Invited Talk] Information Structure in LFG
Sub Title (in English) Formalisation of the Person Constraint
Keyword(1) Lexical-Functional Grammar
Keyword(2) information structure
Keyword(3) Person Constraint
Keyword(4) topicality
1st Author's Name Ryo Otoguro
1st Author's Affiliation Waseda University(Waseda U.)
Date 2018-10-28
Paper # TL2018-39
Volume (vol) vol.118
Number (no) TL-271
Page pp.pp.1-5(TL),
#Pages 5
Date of Issue 2018-10-21 (TL)