LINGUIST List 26.3276

Mon Jul 13 2015

Confs: Computational Ling, Ling Theories, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling, Semantics/Belgium

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Date: 12-Jul-2015
From: Miriam R L Petruck <>
Subject: Honoring Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)
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Honoring Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)

Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: Miriam R. L. Petruck
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

“Fillmore's influential Santa Cruz Lectures on Deixis, delivered in 1971 (and published in 1975) were a major stimulant to the then nascent field of linguistic pragmatics (concerned with the interaction between linguistic form and the context of utterance), which now flourishes” (Paul Kay, February 2014).

Like much of Fillmore's work in general, the papers on deixis foreshadowed concepts and constructs in linguistics well before most other linguists had thought about them. While the deixis work proved to be particularly important to the newly developing subfield of linguistic pragmatics, all of Fillmore's work remains crucial to pragmatics. The work on Case Grammar (Fillmore 1968) holds the seeds of the frame idea, which eventually blossomed into Frame Semantics (e.g. Fillmore 1975, 1985.), whose principles constitute the theoretical basis of FrameNet ( A research project in corpus-based computational lexicography, FrameNet embodies Fillmore's work in lexical semantics, the syntax-semantics interface, and grammar. Fillmore's description and analysis of lexical items would necessarily include the presuppositions that the lexical item carries (e.g. Fillmore 1971). And, the FrameNet Constructicon (Fillmore et al. 2012) developed initially as a companion to the FrameNet lexicon, instantiates the principles of Construction Grammar (e.g. Fillmore 1986, 1988).

Honoring the contributions of Charles J. Fillmore to pragmatics broadly conceived, this panel will include presentations from those working in various areas of linguistics that Fillmore's path-breaking work has shaped.


Tuesday, 28 July 2015 (Buliding R, University of Antwerp, City Campus)

Kyoko Ohara
Interactional Frames in FrameNet Constructicons

Yoshiko Matsumoto
Frames of Compatibility

Seiko Fujii
Pragmatics and (Inter-)subjectivity of Conditional Constructions

Yoko Hasegawa
FrameNet as an Assessment Tool for English-to-Japanese Translation

Oliver Čulo
Constructions-and-frames analysis of translations: the interplay of form, function and content in translations between English and German

Jan-Ola Östman and Leila Mattfolk
The Proper-Name-Phrase construction: Resolving the apposition/epithet controversy in grammar

Pedro Gras
Constructional Pragmatics vs. Inferential Pragmatics: the a ver si- construction in Spoken Spanish

Jean Mark Gawron
Frames and Argument Structure: the case of reciprocality

Miriam R. L. Petruck and Bracha T. Waldman
What a Pain: Modern Hebrew kaav – ‘hurt.v’

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