Advances in Frame Semantics by Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

By Mirjam Fried, Kiki Nikiforidou

This quantity offers a number of the newest learn in body Semantics, together with paintings in computational lexicography as built in the FrameNet venture. utilizing different fabric from English, Italian, and jap, the contributions jointly extend the theoretical, conceptual, and computational gear of body semantics, through learning quite a number 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 few linguistic phenomena, reminiscent of verbs of visible notion, metaphoric language, subordinating connectives, paraphrasing, honorifics, convinced pragmatic debris, easy speech acts, and the semantic structuring of felony texts, the analyses additionally spotlight the wider query of integrating frames inside wealthy lexical and grammatical descriptions, no matter if within the context of lexicon-building assets, versions for wisdom illustration, experimental modeling of language acquisition and processing, conceptual metaphor thought, paraphrase learn, 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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Table╯4 shows how LUs were assigned to one or more frames (next to each LU is the number of instances annotated for each frame). In order to do this, we first studied the specific meaning of the frame by reading its definition on the FrameNet website and looking at the English LUs that evoke it. Then we verified whether the meaning of the LUs we were studying could fit with that frame. Perception_active and Perception_experience describe a basic perceptual situation, where a Perceiver perceives a Phenomenon, with no further specifications related to the context.

Its possible translations in English are watch and observe. Finally, sbirciare refers to an act of perception that is done furtively and — in most cases — briefly: the main intention of the Perceiver is not to be noticed while looking (like peek in English). A more granular classification of these LUs is possible, then, but we would end up with a lot of highly specific frames with only one or two verbs each. We believe that grouping them together inside two perception frames is the most useful solution for our purposes; also, it reflects the fact that they all describe the same basic type of situation, featuring the same core group of FEs.

25) Ho osservato di nuovo il paesaggio, qualche tempo dopo il tramonto, e ho capito che era ancora lontano dalla bellezza che mi ha impressionato ieri sera. I looked at the landscape again, some time after sunset, and I realized that it was still far from the beauty that had impressed me last night. (26) Grazie a questa tecnica è possibile osservare il collo e il corpo dell’utero, distinguendo alterazioni della grandezza di due micron. Thanks to this technique, it is possible to observe the neck and body of the uterus and to detect alterations down to two microns in size.

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