ERIC Number: ED176547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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Note sull'analisi delle preposizioni italiane in un modello semantico generativo (Notes on the Analysis of Italian Prepositions Within a Generative Semantic Model). Acts of the Colloquium of the Swiss Interuniversity Commission for Applied Linguistics. CILA Bulletin, No. 25.
A generative semantic model for a componential analysis of prepositions in Italian sentences is described and critiqued. According to the model, a sentence is analyzed in terms of a "predicate" plus one or more "arguments." The model emphasizes the semantic role of prepositions and regards this role as the basis for a syntactic analysis of sentences. Thus the meaning of prepositions is examined, and an attempt is made to determine a precise deep structure meaning for these prepositions. Criticism of the model is based on the argument that, in attempting to identify a single semantic representation for each preposition, the model applies deep structure criteria to surface structure data. (AM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Commission Interuniversitaire Suisse de Linguistique Appliquee (Switzerland).