Springer, Dordrecht


362 Pages

ISBN 978-3-319-01540-8

Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
vol. 94

Frames and concept types

applications in language and philosophy

Edited by

Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, Wiebke Petersen

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 conceptcomposition

* 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

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01541-5

Full citation:

Gamerschlag, T. , Gerland, D. , Osswald, R. , Petersen, W. (eds) (2014). Frames and concept types: applications in language and philosophy, Springer, Dordrecht.

Table of Contents

General introduction

Gamerschlag Thomas; Gerland Doris; Osswald Rainer; Petersen Wiebke


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Evidence for frames from human language

Löbner Sebastian


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Reconstructing scientific theory change by means of frames

Schurz Gerhard; Votsis Ioannis


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Interests in conceptual changes

Chen Xiang


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Framenet, frame structure, and the syntax-semantics interface

Osswald Rainer; van Valin Robert D


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The deep lexical semantics of event words

Hobbs Jerry R.; Montazeri Niloofar


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Why chocolate eggs can taste old but not oval

Petersen Wiebke; Gamerschlag Thomas


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Concept composition in frames

Petersen Wiebke; Osswald Tanja


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Definitely not possessed?

Gerland Doris


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The indefiniteness of definiteness

Abbott Barbara


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Nominal concept types in German fictional texts

Horn Christian; Kimm Nicolas


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