Journal of Semantics 12 (2):163-209 (1995)

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Nicholas Asher
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
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In this paper we offer a semantic study of motion verbs and motion verb complexes determined by motion verbs and spatial prepositional phrase adjuncts. We propose a classification of motion verbs and of motion verb complexes. Unlike other semantic or syntactic studies, we build up the spatioremporal semantic properties of motion verb complexes compositionally, on the basis of the semantic properties of the verbs, their arguments and adjuncts. We show how to combine this lexical information with discourse information to determine the spatiotemporal structure of text and to help with exical disambiguation
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