LINGUIST List 31.2468

Tue Aug 04 2020

Calls: Comp Ling, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 27-Jul-2020
From: Miriam Petruck <>
Subject: Interactional Frames and Language Resource Development
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Full Title: Interactional Frames and Language Resource Development

Date: 27-Jun-2021 - 02-Jul-2021
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Contact Person: Miriam Petruck
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2020

Meeting Description:

''A second and equally important kind of framing is the framing of the actual communication
situation...We have both cognitive frames and interactional frames, the latter having to do with how we conceptualize what is going on between the speaker and the hearer, or the author and the reader.'' (Fillmore 1982: 117)

Motivated by Fillmore’s characterization of interactional frames (1982:117), the goal of this
panel is to bring together theoretical linguists working in pragmatics with frame semanticists, creators of FrameNet-inspired lexica (Ruppenhofer et al., 2016, Boas 2009) and constructicons (Lyngfelt et al., 2018), as well as developers of real world applications. The panel will provide a forum to discuss the importance of the role of interactional frames in human language understanding as well as the challenges and consequences of representing Fillmore’s interactional frames in resources based on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar, along with their implementation in computational systems.

Call for Papers:

We solicit contributions from theoretical linguists working on interactional frames and developers of both FrameNet-type lexical and grammatical resources, i.e., constructicons, as well as those developing real world applications (e.g., Fischer et al. 2020). The General CFP ( gives information about abstract requirements.

We expect oral presentations to be 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for Q&A (subject to change). We anticipate vigorous discussion of the role of interactional frames in the development of FrameNet-type resources, especially insofar as they provide critical information for Natural Language Processing applications.

Please send your abstract to the panel organizers, Kyoko Ohara ( and Miriam R L Petruck (, by October 1, 2020. You will also need to submit your abstract to the main conference site at by October 25, 2020.

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