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Parsing Language-Specific Constructions: The Case of French Pronominal Clitics

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Published in Blochowiak, J. Formal Models in the Study of Language. Cham: Springer. 2017, p. 465-475
Abstract This paper describes the treatment of French pronominal clitics developed for the multilingual Fips parser. Following a brief description of the Fips parser with its object-oriented design and a short review of the basic facts about French clitics, an analysis is presented which distinguishes pronominal chains (in the unmarked case) and argument absorption (for reflexive-reciprocal clitics agreeing with the grammatical subject). Specific data structures and associated procedures are necessary to implement the clitic-trace chain in the first case and the argument absorption in the second case. Exploiting the object-oriented model, we argue that such specific mechanisms should not be part of the basic (universal) model of the parser, but rather should be introduced as a specialization of the base model for languages which display pronominal clitics, such as Romance languages.
Keywords ParsingClitic pronounsAnaphoric cliticGenerative syntaxClitic attachmentClitic interpretation
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ISBN: 978-3-319-48831-8
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Research group Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Traitement du Langage (LATL)
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WEHRLI, Eric. Parsing Language-Specific Constructions: The Case of French Pronominal Clitics. In: Blochowiak, J. (Ed.). Formal Models in the Study of Language. Cham : Springer, 2017. p. 465-475. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-48832-5_25 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:123645

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