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The objective of this ebook is to combine the examine being performed within the box of lexical semantics in linguistics with the paintings on wisdom illustration and lexicon layout in computational linguistics. hardly ever do those camps meet and speak about the calls for and matters of every other's fields. for this reason, this publication is fascinating in that it presents a stimulating and targeted dialogue among the computational viewpoint of lexical which means and the worries of the linguist for the semantic description of lexical goods within the context of syntactic descriptions. This publication grew out of the papers provided at a workshop held at Brandeis collage in April, 1988, funded by way of the yank organization for synthetic Intelligence. the whole workshop in addition to the dialogue classes accom­ panying every one speak have been recorded. as soon as entire copies of every paper have been to be had, they have been disbursed to members, who have been requested to supply written reviews at the texts for evaluate reasons. VII JAMES PUSTEJOVSKY 1. creation there's presently a transforming into curiosity within the content material of lexical entries from a theoretical viewpoint in addition to a starting to be have to comprehend the association of the lexicon from a computational view. This quantity makes an attempt to outline the instructions that have to be taken that allows you to in achieving the objective of a coherent conception of lexical organization.

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However, it makes it important to investigate the underpinnings of semantic structure within the context of a fairly thorough understanding of the grammar of natural language. ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research reported here was supported in part by NSF Grant 1ST 84-20073 to Brandeis University. An earlier version of this paper appeared in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting ofthe Berkeley Linguistics Society (1987). Linguistics Program, Brandeis Univerisity Waltham, MA 02254 REFERENCES Bach, Emmon (1986) The Algebra of Events, Linguistics and Philosophy 9(1), 5-16.

Now consider the common metaphorical understanding of a career, which is actually a composite of two metaphors, STATUS IS UP and A CAREER IS A JOURNEY which combine to form a view of a career as a journey with vertical movement with a peak as destination. Examples include He's climbing the ladder, he made it to the top, he's over the hill, and so on. If we are understanding careers in terms of this metaphor, we can say (21) He's arrived at the top. or simply (22) He's arrived. Here the argument is omissible because it is a setting, not a participant, in the target domain.

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