This collection of contributions addresses the problem of words and their meaning.
Table of Contents1. Preface James Pustejovsky; 2. Introduction: word meaning and creativity Pierrette Bouillon and Federica Busa; Part I. Linguistic Creativity and the Lexicon: 3. Introduction Federica Busa and Pierrette Bouillon; 4. Chomsky on the creative aspect of language use and its implications for lexical semantic studies James McGilvray; 5. The emptiness of the lexicon: critical reflections on J. Pustejovsky's 'The Generative Lexicon' Jerry A. Fodor and Ernie Lepore; 6. Generativity and explanation in semantics: a reply to Fodor and Lepore James Pustejovsky; 7. The 'Fodor'-FODOR fallacy bites back Yorick Wilks; Part II. The Syntax of Word Meaning: 8. Introduction Federica Busa and Pierrette Bouillon; 9. Type construction and the logic of concepts James Pustejovsky; 10. Underspecification, context selection and generativity Jacques Jayez; 11. Qualia and the structuring of verb meaning Pierrette Bouillon and Federica Busa; 12. Sense variation and lexical semantics generative operations Patrick Saint-Dizier; 13. Individuation by partitive constructions in Spanish Salvador Climent; 14. Event co-reference in causal discourses Laurence Danlos; Part III. Interfacing the Lexicon: 15. Introduction Federica Busa and Pierrette Bouillon; 16. Metaphor, creative understanding and the generative lexicon Julius M. Moravcsik; 17. Metaphor in discourse Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides; 18. Syntax and metonymy Jerry Hobbs; 19. Generative lexicon meets corpus data: the case of non-standard word uses Adam Kilgarriff; Part IV. Building Resources: 20. Introduction Federica Busa and Pierrette Bouillon; 21. Generative lexicon and the SIMPLE model: developing semantic resources for NLP Federica Busa, Nicoletta Calzolari and Alessando Lenci; 22. Lexicography informs lexical semantics: the SIMPLE experience Nilda Ruimy, Elisabetta Gola and Monica Monachini; 23. Condensed meaning in EuroWordNet Piek Vossen.
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