Hebrew Verbal Multi-Word Expressions

Livnat Herzig Sheinfux, Tali Arad Greshler, Nurit Melnik, Shuly Wintner

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Multi-word expressions (MWEs) are challenging for grammatical the-
ories and grammar development since they blur the traditional distinction
between the lexicon and the grammar, and vary in the degree of idiosyncrasy
with respect to their semantic, syntactic, and morphological behavior. Never-
theless, the need to incorporate MWEs into grammars is unquestionable, es-
pecially in light of estimates claiming that MWEs account for approximately
half of the entries in the lexicon. In this study we focus on verbal MWEs
in Modern Hebrew: we consider different types of this class of MWEs, and
propose an analysis in the framework of HPSG. Moreover, we incorporate
this analysis into HeGram, a deep linguistic processing grammar of Modern
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
EditorsStefan Müller
Place of PublicationStanford, CA
PublisherCSLI Publications
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2015


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