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Presentation 2018-10-28 11:55
[Invited Talk] Information Structure in LFG -- Formalisation of the Person Constraint --
Ryo Otoguro (Waseda U.) TL2018-39
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(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.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Lexical-Functional Grammar / information structure / Person Constraint / topicality / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 118, no. 271, TL2018-39, pp. 1-5, Oct. 2018.
Paper # TL2018-39 
Date of Issue 2018-10-21 (TL) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Information
Committee TL  
Conference Date 2018-10-28 - 2018-10-28 
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 
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Conference Code 2018-10-TL 
Language Japanese 
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
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Title (in English) 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.)
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Date Time 2018-10-28 11:55:00 
Presentation Time 50 minutes 
Registration for TL 
Paper # TL2018-39 
Volume (vol) vol.118 
Number (no) no.271 
Page pp.1-5 
Date of Issue 2018-10-21 (TL) 

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