Section: Partnerships and Cooperations
International Research Visitors
Visits of International Scientists
On the occasion of the workshop in honor of Hans KAMP we have invited in Nancy:
Visits to International Teams
Institution: Computational Linguistic Department of the University of Düsseldorf (Germany).
The objective of the research project deals with studying the syntax-semantics interface. It relies on two alternative approaches of this interface for mCSG: a unification based approach for Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammars (LTAG)  ,  as proposed in  ,  , and a type-theoretic approach using Abstract Categorial Grammars (ACG)  ,  ,  . These two approaches provide the core mechanisms of structure mapping for the syntax-semantics interface. Because they both provide a perspective on the syntax-semantics interface for the same grammatical formalism, they offer an interesting meeting place for exchanges on the strength of each of the approaches. In the project, we focus on two of them: the role of lexical semantics and its interaction with the syntax-semantics design, and the integration of discourse related phenomena to the syntax-semantics interface. With that respect, the formal semantics expertise of the department in the modeling of tense and aspects plays is essential in enriching the approach.