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The dog is three weeks old.

Linguistic Characterization

While most measure phrases in English are analyzed by the ERG with relatively transparent semantics, there is one construction which introduces a phenomenon-specific semantic relation, when a measure phrase is used as a degree specifier of an adjective, as in the test suite example. The measure phrase supplies the extent or degree to which the property supplied by the adjective holds, and thus a two-place measure relation is introduced to express this link between the instance from the measure phrase and the ARG0 value from the adjective.

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  h0:measure[ARG0 e1, ARG1 e2, ARG2 x]
  h0:[ARG0 e2]
  h1:[ARG0 x]



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ErgSemantics/MeasurePhrases (last edited 2015-11-03 19:48:44 by DanFlickinger)

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