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Jean-Pierre Koenig
State University of New York at Buffalo
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    Arguments for Adjuncts.Jean-Pierre Koenig, Gail Mauner & Breton Bienvenue - 2003 - Cognition 89 (2):67-103.
    It is commonly assumed across the language sciences that some semantic participant information is lexically encoded in the representation of verbs and some is not. In this paper, we propose that semantic obligatoriness and verb class specificity are criteria which influence whether semantic information is lexically encoded. We present a comprehensive survey of the English verbal lexicon, a sentence continuation study, and an on-line sentence processing study which confirm that both factors play a role in the lexical encoding of participant (...)
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    What With? The Anatomy of a -Role: Articles.Jean-Pierre Koenig, Gail Mauner, Breton Bienvenue & Kathy Conklin - 2008 - Journal of Semantics 25 (2):175-220.
    This paper describes a comprehensive survey of English verbs that semantically allow or require an Instrument role. It sheds light on the nature of Instrument roles and instrumentality by examining the distribution in semantic space of those verbs. We show first that verbs that semantically require instruments are typically semantically more complex than predicted by current theories of the structural complexity of verb meanings. We also show that verbs that require or allow instruments constrain the end states of situations they (...)
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    Semantic Similarity to High-Frequency Verbs Affects Syntactic Frame Selection.Eunkyung Yi, Jean-Pierre Koenig & Douglas Roland - 2019 - Cognitive Linguistics 30 (3):601-628.
    Journal Name: Cognitive Linguistics Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Semantic Similarity, Predictability, and Models of Sentence Processing.Douglas Roland, Hongoak Yun, Jean-Pierre Koenig & Gail Mauner - 2012 - Cognition 122 (3):267-279.
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    Sublexical Modality and the Structure of Lexical Semantic Representations.Jean-Pierre Koenig & Anthony R. Davis - 2001 - Linguistics and Philosophy 24 (1):71-124.
    This paper argues for a largely unnoted distinction between relational and modal components in the lexical semantics of verbs. Wehypothesize that many verbs encode two kinds of semantic information:a relationship among participants in a situation and a subset ofcircumstances or time indices at which this relationship isevaluated. The latter we term sublexical modality.We show that linking regularities between semantic arguments andsyntactic functions provide corroborating evidence in favor of thissemantic distinction, noting cases in which the semantic groundingof linking through participant-role properties (...)
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    A-Definites and the Discourse Status of Implicit Arguments.Jean-Pierre Koenig & Gail Mauner - 1999 - Journal of Semantics 16 (3):207-236.
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