The First Workshop on Generative Lexicon for Asian Languages (GLAL)
A full-day workshop at PACLIC 2012 (The 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation)
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Bali, Indonesia

Since its first framework proposed by James Pustejovsky (1991), the GENERATIVE LEXICON (GL) theory has become one of the most influential linguistic semantic theories. Subsequent developments have also been presented from linguistic, philosophical, and computational perspectives. In this first Workshop on The Generative Lexicon for Asian Languages (GLAL), we would like to bring together diverse contributions to explore the generative approaches to the lexicon, and put more focus on the implications for Asian languages.

The workshop calls for original research papers addressing theoretical issues as well as computational treatment of the GL, and researches related to Asian languages are particularly encouraged. Topics may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Compositional mechanisms of argument selection and type coercion
  • The role of qualia in argument selection and modification constructions
  • Polysemy and sense shifting
  • Co-compositionality and creation of new word senses
  • Argument realization: mapping from lexicon to syntax
  • Cognitive foundations for semantic categories
  • Presupposition and commonsense knowledge
  • Underspecification and word sense disambiguation
  • Ontologies and the GL
  • Construction, maintaining and evaluating GL resources