This lecture handles one of the most salient aspects of construction grammar: argument structure constructions. In construction grammar, argument realization is explained through the free interaction of lexical and grammatical constructions where the same lexical construction may be combined with different argument structure constructions. The lecture will teach you how this free combination is possible, and how coercion can be achieved.
Part 2 of the video lecture on handling morphology in FCG has been published now. You find all learning materials, including exercises and slides on the lecture’s page now.
Part 2 of our video tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar kicks off today with a lecture on how to handle morphology. You can check the first part of the lecture at this link. Today’s lecture focuses on a holistic approach to morphology where you take a lexical construction and combine it with several possible surface form realizations. Next week, we’ll tackle part two of this lecture: how to take a compositional approach to morphology.
After a short Summer break, our FCG tutorial continues with video lecture 07, the last one of Part 1. This week’s lecture teaches you all about using templates and abstractions for handling the complexity of grammar writing.
Remi van Trijp and Luc Steels organize the workshop “Computational Construction Grammar” at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG8) that will take place at the University of Osnabrück, Germany.
You can find the details of the workshop in this link.
The next video lecture of the FCG online tutorial has been published. It teaches you how to use a construction set to parse and produce utterances: the real test to knowing whether your constructions actually work!
The fifth video lecture is ready for streaming now! It provides you with all the information you need for writing your own goal tests that influence the way the FCG search process will come up with solutions. You can go to the latest lecture through this link.
The fourth lecture of our FCG tutorial has been posted to the lectures page now. This lecture teaches you how to organize your constructions into a construction inventory and how to deal with construction inventory configurations.
The third lecture of our FCG tutorial is now online. You can find the video and tutorial materials at this page. This third lecture teaches you how to write and process grammatical constructions.
The second lecture of the FCG tutorial is now online! The lecture is split in two videos and explains how constructions are operationalized in FCG, how they can be processed, and how complex lexical constructions can be written. You can find the lecture at this page.