Visual-world evidence for enriched composition

Christoph Scheepers, Frank Keller, Maria Lapata, Malte Viebahn

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Reading research has shown that processing of logical metonymy as in” The artist started the picture” is costly compared to non-metonymic constructions like” The artist painted the picture” or even” The artist analysed the picture”. One explanation for this is that the interpretation of” started the picture” requires type shifting of the object noun into an event representation (” started painting the picture”), a mechanism also known as enriched composition (Pustejovsky, 1995)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMLaP-2005 11th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005


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