- Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics
- List of Abbreviations
- The Contributors
- Compositionality: Its Historic Context
- Composition A Lity In Montague Grammar
- The case for compositionality
- Compositionality Problems and how to Solve Them
- Direct Compositionality
- Semantic Monadicity with Conceptual Polyadicity
- Holism And Compositionality.
- Composition Ality, Flexibility, And Context Dependence
- Compositionality in Kaplan Style Semantics
- Formalizing the relationship between meaning and syntax
- Compositionality and The Context Principle
- Compositionality In Discourse From A Logical Perspective
- Lexical Decomposition In Grammar
- Lexical Decomposition in Modern Syntactic Theory
- Syntax in the Atom
- Co-composition Ality in Grammar
- Typicality and Composition a Lity: the Logic of Combining Vague Concepts
- Emergency!!!! Challenges to a Compositional Understanding of Noun–noun Combinations
- Can Prototype Representations Support Composition And Decomposition?
- Regaining Composure: A Defence Of Prototype Compositionality.
- Simple Heuristics For Concept Combination
- Compositionality and Beyond: Embodied Meaning in Language and Protolanguage
- Compositionality and Linguistic Evolution
- Communication And The complexity of semantics
- Prototypes and their Composition from an Evolutionary Point of View
- Connectionism, Dynamical Cognition, and Non-Classical Compositional Representation
- The Dual-Mechanism Debate
- Compositionality and Biologically Plausible Models
- Neuronal Assembly Models of Compositionality
- Non-Symbolic Compositional Representation and Its Neuronal Foundation: To wards An Emulative Semantics
- The Processing Consequences of Compositionality
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides an introduction to co-compositionality in grammar. Co-compositionality is a semantic property of a linguistic expression in which all constituents contribute functionally to the meaning of the entire expression. The notion of co-compositionality is a characterization of how a system constructs the meaning from component parts. An expression in a language is the set of computations within a specific system that should be characterized as co-compositional for those expressions. The local context is supplying additional information to the meaning of the predicate that is not inherently part of the verb's meaning—the completive aspect which inheres in the resultative constructions. Co-compositionality is the introduction of new information to an expression by the argument, beyond what it contributes as an argument to the function within the phrase.
James Pustejovsky holds the TJX/Feldberg Chair in Computer Science at Brandeis University, where he conducts research in the theoretical and computational mod-elling of language, specifically: computational semantics; lexical meaning; knowledge representation; temporal and event reasoning; and spatial semantics. He also directs the Laboratory of Linguistics and Computation and is Chair of the Language and Linguistics Program. His work in Generative Lexicon Theory explores the computa-tional nature of compositionality in natural language, while focusing on the interface between lexical semantics and compositional mechanisms in language. Pustejovsky has been active in developing semantic annotation standards for temporal and event information in natural language, and is the chief architect of TimeML. He is cur-rently involved in spatial reasoning and annotation and is editor of the ISO work item, ISO-Space.
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