Deniz Özyıldız


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A Crosslinguistic Database for Combinatorial and Semantic Properties of Attitude Predicates
Deniz Özyıldız | Ciyang Qing | Floris Roelofsen | Maribel Romero | Wataru Uegaki
Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Research in Computational Linguistic Typology and Multilingual NLP

We introduce a cross-linguistic database for attitude predicates, which references their combinatorial (syntactic) and semantic properties. Our data allows assessment of cross-linguistic generalizations about attitude predicates as well as discovery of new typological/cross-linguistic patterns. This paper motivates empirical and theoretical issues that our database will help to address, the sample predicates and the properties that it references, as well as our design and methodological choices. Two case studies illustrate how the database can be used to assess validity of cross-linguistic generalizations.