Project MoKo – Modellierung lexikalisch-semantischer Beziehungen von Kollokationen

Basic data

Modellierung lexikalisch-semantischer Beziehungen von Kollokationen
01/10/2016 to 30/09/2019
Abstract / short description:
The project aims at modeling and describing lexical-semantic properties of collocations.
The main research topics of the project are: a) how and according to which theoretical framework the lexical-semantic grouping of collocations can be performed and described; b) whether and how it is possible to group collocators by their semantic similarity and to compare and represent (sets of) collocations based on the semantic relatedness of their collocational bases.
The research will draw on the “Meaning Text Theory”, which has been elaborated by Igor Mel’čuk and which provides the concept of “Lexical Function”, and on the theory of the “Generative Lexicon” by James Pustejovsky, providing the concept of “qualia structure”. The possibility of synthesizing the two theoretical frameworks to build an appropriate and adequate modelling of the described aspects of collocations will be investigated. A central outcome of the project will be a set of guidelines for modeling collocations based on the resulting specification of the cross-theoretical framework.
Lexikalische Semantik
corpus linguistics

Involved staff


Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Local organizational units

Institute of Linguistics (SfS)
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities


Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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