I apologize if the following is trivial or has already been asked before, although I searched and did not find any post on this.
From here, we have the this slide
In MRS composition, “The hook of a phrase is the hook of the semantic head daughter, which is determined uniquely for each construction type.” (Copestake, 2005).
I have the following questions:
- Here I think probably should be the semantic head daughter of the phrase probably sleeps because it supplies a slot to be filled by the other daughter sleep. However, the
INDEXof probably sleeps is shown to be e_s, which is the
INDEXof the non-head daughter. So, I guess I have misunderstood something here?
- What if the semantic head daughter has no
INDEX? What would be the
INDEXof the phrase?
- Furthermore, it seems that now all non-quantifier EPs have an intrinsic variable of type
x, so to me it seems that
INDEXcan then be identified with the intrinsic variable of scopal modifiers, e.g. that of probably, what does not sound correct to me. How can one identify the EPs whose intrinsic variable can be put to
INDEXif not all are allowed?
I hope the questions are not too trivial, since I have gone through quite a number of readings and tutorials on MRS already. Any reading suggestion is welcomed! Thanks in advance for the help!