Frames of Understanding in Text and Discourse

Theoretical foundations and descriptive applications

Alexander Ziem | Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
ISBN 9789027246646 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269645 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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How do words mean? What is the nature of meaning? How can we grasp a word’s meaning? The frame-semantic approach developed in this book offers some well-founded answers to such long-standing, but still controversial issues. Following Charles Fillmore’s definition of frames as both organizers of experience and tools for understanding, the monograph attempts to examine one of the most important concepts of Cognitive Linguistics in more detail. The point of departure is Fillmore’s conception of “frames of understanding” – an approach to (cognitive) semantics that Fillmore developed from 1975 to 1985. The envisaged Understanding Semantics (“U-Semantics”) is a semantic theory sui generis whose significance for linguistic research cannot be overestimated. In addition to its crucial role in the development of the theoretical foundations of U-semantics, corpus-based frame semantics can be applied fruitfully in the investigation of knowledge-building processes in text and discourse.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 48] 2014.  xii, 428 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“In brief, anyone interested in metaphor in cross-cultural communication and/or methodological issues in metaphor research will find this book inspirational and valuable.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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