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Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory

  • Authors
  • Boleda, G
  • UPF authors
  • Type
  • Scholarly articles
  • Journal títle
  • Annual Review of Linguistics
  • Publication year
  • 2020
  • Volume
  • 6
  • Pages
  • 213-234
  • ISSN
  • 2333-9683
  • Publication State
  • Published
  • Abstract
  • Distributional semantics provides multidimensional, graded, empirically induced word representations that successfully capture many aspects of meaning in natural languages, as shown by a large body of research in computational linguistics; yet, its impact in theoretical linguistics has so far been limited. This review provides a critical discussion of the literature on distributional semantics, with an emphasis on methods and results that are relevant for theoretical linguistics, in three areas: semantic change, polysemy and composition, and the grammar-semantics interface (specifically, the interface of semantics with syntax and with derivational morphology). The goal of this review is to foster greater cross-fertilization of theoretical and computational approaches to language as a means to advance our collective knowledge of how it works.
  • Complete citation
  • Boleda, G. Distributional Semantics and Linguistic Theory. Annual Review of Linguistics 2020; 6( ): 213-234.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 8 times cited Scopus
  • 7 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 1.173 (2019)