From grammar to application

ORCID logoPaul Sambre | Lessius College and KU Leuven
Maria-Cornelia Wermuth | Lessius College and KU Leuven
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The aim of this issue is to provide an overview of current research into frame semantics and construction grammar, and to stimulate the dialogue between these frameworks and the notion of framing in other linguistic traditions. Using Fillmore’s frame semantics as a common source of inspiration, the volume examines a spectrum of semantic issues, from a theoretical and more applied perspective. Among the topics that are addressed are the relation between frames and other (cognitive) grammatical models, ontologies and discourse analysis, as well as the methodological difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches. The eight articles on grammatical, lexical and discursive forms cover issues as diverse as political discourse in Belgium, France and the USA, Czech function words, English communication verbs, modality and the relation between instrumentals and causality in LSP. Researchers from theoretical and applied linguistics interested in the form/meaning interface and authentic discourse data may appreciate this work as a valuable resource for further reflection on the relation between grammar and the lexicon, frames and ontology.
[Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 24] 2010.  v, 193 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Framing from grammar to application
Paul Sambre
A frame-based approach to modality: The case of obligation
Gregory Furmaniak
You want to be careful: Advice as the only emerging modal use of want to/wanna, or shifting frames?
Heidi Verplaetse
The syntax–lexicon continuum in Construction Grammar: A case study of English communication verbs
Hans C. Boas
Constructions and frames as interpretive clues
Mirjam Fried
“The suburbs are exploding” Metaphors as framing devices in the French suburban crisis coverage
Stefanie Peeters
Naming and framing in Belgian politics: An analysis of the representation of politicians and the political state of affairs during the 2007 government formation period in the Belgian press
Martina Temmerman
“Yes, we can” — framing political events in terms of change: A corpus-based analysis of the ‘change’ frame in American presidential discourse
Christine S. Sing
Causal framing for medical instrumentality: Applied ontology and frame-based Construction Grammar
Paul Sambre and Maria-Cornelia Wermuth

Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General