Hello all, but mostly Olga :),
I’ve got a situation similar to the one in the clausal comps library where I need to make sure that possessives only go through one order of head-comps in languages where both orders are instantiated. It looks like the way to do this is by use of the INIT feature. I want to make sure I understand how INIT is being used in clausal comps, so I can implement a solution in adnom poss that’s compatible with it. If I could get some input on whether or not I’m understanding your system correctly, I’d appreciate it This is what I think is going on:
- Each instantiation of head-comps has an INIT value specified on the head dtr, according to the order of that rule. I’m assuming [ INIT + ] is appropriate on the head dtrs of head-initial rules?
- Lexical items that take comps all must be specified to be either [ INIT + ] or [ INIT - ], or they will go through all head-comps rules. I can see that INIT is added to all complementizers in clausalcomps.py, but I don’t see where it’s added to any other lexical items, so I may be misunderstanding how this works.