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).
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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].