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Frames and Concept Types

Applications in Language and Philosophy

  • Provides introductory articles on the application of frames to linguistics and philosophy of science

  • Highlights the potential richness of frame representations

  • Provides the readers with the tools to conduct the interdisciplinary investigation of concepts that frames allow?

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. General Introduction

      • Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, Wiebke Petersen
      Pages 3-21
    3. Evidence for Frames from Human Language

      • Sebastian Löbner
      Pages 23-67
  3. Frame Analysis of Changes in Scientific Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. Reconstructing Scientific Theory Change by Means of Frames

      • Gerhard Schurz, Ioannis Votsis
      Pages 93-109
  4. Event Frames and Lexical Decomposition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. FrameNet, Frame Structure, and the Syntax-Semantics Interface

      • Rainer Osswald, Robert D. Van Valin Jr.
      Pages 125-156
    3. The Deep Lexical Semantics of Event Words

      • Jerry R. Hobbs, Niloofar Montazeri
      Pages 157-176
  5. Properties, Frame Attributes and Adjectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177
  6. Frames in Concept Composition

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. Concept Composition in Frames: Focusing on Genitive Constructions

      • Wiebke Petersen, Tanja Osswald
      Pages 243-266
  7. Nominal Concept Types and Determination

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 267-267

About this book

This volume showcases 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

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Linguistics and Information Science, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, Wiebke Petersen

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Frames and Concept Types

  • Book Subtitle: Applications in Language and Philosophy

  • Editors: Thomas Gamerschlag, Doris Gerland, Rainer Osswald, Wiebke Petersen

  • Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01541-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-01540-8Published: 10 December 2013

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34543-7Published: 27 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-01541-5Published: 26 November 2013

  • Series ISSN: 0924-4662

  • Series E-ISSN: 2215-034X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 362

  • Number of Illustrations: 90 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Semantics, Philosophy of Language

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Softcover Book USD 109.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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