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Frames and Concept Types

Applications in Language and Philosophy

  • Thomas Gamerschlag
  • Doris Gerland
  • Rainer Osswald
  • Wiebke Petersen

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to Frames and Concept Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, Wiebke Petersen
      Pages 3-21
    3. Sebastian Löbner
      Pages 23-67
  3. Frame Analysis of Changes in Scientific Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Gerhard Schurz, Ioannis Votsis
      Pages 93-109
  4. Event Frames and Lexical Decomposition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Rainer Osswald, Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
      Pages 125-156
    3. Jerry R. Hobbs, Niloofar Montazeri
      Pages 157-176
  5. Properties, Frame Attributes and Adjectives

  6. Frames in Concept Composition

  7. Nominal Concept Types and Determination

About this book

Introduction

The articles in this volume showcase the potential richness of frame representations. The presentation includes introductory articles on the application of frames to linguistics and philosophy of science, offering readers the tools to conduct the interdisciplinary investigation of concepts that frames allow.

* Introductory articles on the application of frames to linguistics and philosophy of science

* Frame analysis of changes in scientific concepts

* Event frames and lexical decomposition

* Properties, frame attributes and adjectives

* Frames in concept composition

* Nominal concept types and determination

"This volume deals with frame representations and their relations to concept types in linguistics and philosophy of science. It aims at reviving concepts and frames as a common model across disciplines for representing semantic and conceptual knowledge. Departing from the general assumption that frames are not just an arbitrary format of representation but essential to human cognition, a number of case studies apply frames as an analytical tool to a wide range of phenomena, from changes in scientific concepts to particular linguistic phenomena. This provides new insights into long-standing semantic issues, such as the lexical representation of verbs (as predicative frames specifying particular event descriptions or situation types and their participants), adjectives and nominals (as concept frames, which provide attributes and properties of an entity), as well as modification, complementation, possessive constructions, compounding, nominal concept types, determination, or definiteness marking." Bert Gehrke, Pompeu, Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Keywords

Definite article asymmetries Event frames and lexical decomposition Frame analysis of changes in scientific concepts Frame approach to metonymical processes Frames from Human Language Frames in concept composition Nominal concept types in German fictional texts Properties and relations in the denotation of adjectives Scientific Conceptual Change Syntax-semantics interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Gamerschlag
    • 1
  • Doris Gerland
    • 2
  • Rainer Osswald
    • 3
  • Wiebke Petersen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Linguistics and Information ScienceHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Department of Linguistics and Information ScienceHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Department of Linguistics and Information ScienceHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  4. 4.Department of Linguistics and Information ScienceHeinrich Heine University DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01541-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01540-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01541-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-034X
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