A prototype of a metagrammar describing three-argument constructions with a morphological causative

Valeria Generalova, Simon Petitjean
Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf

Abstract. The idea of a tool for parsing several languages easily and in parallel is one of the goals for both theoretical linguistics and engineering. One approach would be to create formalized descriptions of linguistic structures. This paper suggests a solution for describing the syntactic organization and its linking to the semantic structure of three-argument constructions with morphological causatives. Our analysis grounds on formalized Role and Reference Grammar. As the description tool, we use eXtensible MetaGrammar (XMG), encoding syntactic structures in the form of trees and semantic structures as decompositional frames.

Keywords: morphological causative, verbal derivation, argument structure, formalized description, computational implementation

For citation: Generalova V., Petitjean S. A prototype of a metagrammar describing three-argument constructions with a morphological causative. Typology of Morphosyntactic Parameters. 2020. Vol. 3, iss. 2. Pp. 29–51.