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Title: Frames und sprachliches Wissen [Frames and Linguistic Knowledge]
Subtitle: Kognitive Aspekte der semantischen Kompetenz
Written By: Alexander Ziem
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sp/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110202755-1
Series Title: Sprache und Wissen 2
Description:

The book is concerned with frame theory, which in recent years has
experienced an immense growth in interest, not only in Germanic
Linguistics. Frames are knowledge structures in the long-term memory which
are of relevance for understanding expressions in language. Thus, for
example, the gratuity frame makes knowledge available about eating in a
restaurant. Frames can also be deployed as analytical tools. This is
demonstrated using the metaphor of "financial investors as locusts" coined
by the then-SPD Minister of Labour Franz Müntefering.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110202751
ISBN-13: 9783110202755
Pages: 485
Prices: Europe EURO 118.00
U.S. $ 189.00