Big(“about size”) vs Red(“about color”)
: too few semantic features
Buy(“change in possession”) vs Sell(“change in possession”)
: share all but one semantic feature(direction of the change)
1.5.1.Semantic Features of Nouns
1.5.2.Semantic Features of Verbs
1.5.3.Semantic Features interact with different a
semantic properties of both its 1) subject
Ex. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. -> semantically anomalous!
- “sleep” require animate subjects.
and its 2) complements.
Ex. (1) John threw/tosses/kicked/flung the boy the ball.
(2) *John pushed/pulled/lifted/hauled the boy the ball.
(3)Mary faxed/radioed/e-mailed/phoned Helen the news.
(4)*Mary murmured/mumbled/muttered/shrieked He