Advances in Frame Semantics by Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

By Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

This quantity provides a number of the newest examine in body Semantics, together with paintings in computational lexicography as built in the FrameNet venture. utilizing various fabric from English, Italian, and eastern, the contributions jointly extend the theoretical, conceptual, and computational gear of body semantics, by means of learning various concerns referring to not just lexical constitution, linked to cognitive frames, but in addition the fewer studied interactional frames and their dating to grammatical association. whereas addressing a couple of linguistic phenomena, resembling verbs of visible conception, metaphoric language, subordinating connectives, paraphrasing, honorifics, definite pragmatic debris, simple speech acts, and the semantic structuring of criminal texts, the analyses additionally spotlight the wider query of integrating frames inside wealthy lexical and grammatical descriptions, even if within the context of lexicon-building assets, versions for wisdom illustration, experimental modeling of language acquisition and processing, conceptual metaphor conception, paraphrase examine, or the communicative grounding of linguistic constitution.
Originally released in Constructions and Frames Vol. 3:1 (2011) and Vol. 2:2 (2010).

Show description

Read or Download Advances in Frame Semantics PDF

Similar grammar books

Morphosyntactic categories and the expression of possession

The research of buildings denoting ownership (particularly, yet no longer completely, in English) has lengthy provided a problem to morpho-syntactic idea and has been a subject of discussion for your time. The papers provided right here have the funds for thought-provoking insights into the morphosyntactic nature of possessive markers lower than various theoretical frameworks.

Lexical Bundles in Native and Non-native Scientific Writing: Applying a corpus-based study to language teaching

This ebook offers an research of lexical bundles in local and non-nativescientific writing in English, whose target is to provide a frequency-derived, statistically- and qualitatively-refined record of the main pedagogically beneficial lexical bundles in medical prose: one who might be looked after and filtered via frequency, key note, constitution and serve as, and contains contextual info comparable to diversifications, genuine examples and utilization notes.

Optimizing Adverb Positions

Adverb positions differ inside a unmarried language in addition to throughout varied languages. in response to the examine of adverbs in English, French and German, this monograph indicates that the distribution of adverbs is motivated through different factors at precise degrees of linguistic illustration – comprising semantics, syntax, phonology and knowledge constitution –, which have interaction in deciding upon adverb positions.

Extra resources for Advances in Frame Semantics

Example text

The duchess noticed admiral Benussi’s name in the guest list [with some preoccupation]. (23) Cercherò di scorgere [con l’immaginazione]Instrument il lampadario sospeso sulla tavola da pranzo di mia zia, quando da bambino la visitavo. I’ll try to see, [with my imagination (in my mind’s eye)], the chandelier hanging over my aunt’s dinner table, when I visited her as a child. Once we had a representative sample of sentences for an LU, we checked to see whether the frame assigned to it could indeed be used to describe the situations expressed in the sentences (we also compared the sample sentences with the annotated examples of that frame in English, to see if the evoked situation was comparable in both languages).

The Phenomenon’s realizations are more varied. In the vast majority of cases it is expressed as a direct object (12): this is reflected by the very high frequency of this syntactic pattern. It can also be expressed as a declarative che [that]-clause (see sentence 13). We already saw that this pattern is quite rare with scorgere. Both patterns were included in our selection. (12) È stato [un macchinista]subject a scorgere per primo [l’ordigno]direct object sui binari. [A (train) engine driver] was the first to notice [the explosive device] on the tracks.

Francesco sta leggendo un libro. Sbircio [il titolo]Phenomenon: “Il caos”. Francesco is reading a book. I peek [at the title]: “Chaos”. Verbs of visual perception in Italian FrameNet (48) a. Osservando [attraverso un microscopio chirurgico]Direction, il medico procede all’intervento. While observing/watching [through a surgical microscope], the doctor proceeds with the operation. b. Una graziosa signorinetta dai lunghi capelli sbircia frettolosamente [dentro le vetrine]Direction. A pretty young woman with long hair hurriedly peeks [inside the store windows].

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 48 votes