Monday, March 4, 2019 - 13:30

Reflexives in Universal Dependencies (based on joint work with Sonja Marković)

We explore the annotation of reflexives in Universal Dependencies (UD) treebanks (Nivre et al., 2018), with a stronger focus on Slavic languages. We will show a number of examples where reflexive markers (in particular reflexive clitics) are used as true (argumental) reflexives, reciprocal arguments, passive/middle/impersonal markers etc.; we will confront the UD guidelines for the individual phenomena with the current state of the data. Improvements will be proposed, sometimes of the guidelines, but mostly of the annotation.

This is an extended version of our talk at TLT 2018 in Oslo.