Some Aspects of Semantic Frames and Meaning

  • Svetlana Yordanova Nedelcheva Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen
  • Mariana Todorova Krysteva Technical University of Varna
Keywords: cognitive linguistics, semantic frames, image schemas, motion verbs

Abstract

The paper offers a review of the linguistic literature dealing with the cognitive approaches to exploring language. It focuses on frame semantics as presenting a systematic description of language meaning and the role of frames in creating conceptual categories. The approaches discussed are applied to a corpus of technical texts and the examples are analysed in terms of the framework suggested.

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Nedelcheva, S., & Krysteva, M. (2018, June 30). Some Aspects of Semantic Frames and Meaning. ANNUAL JOURNAL OF TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VARNA, BULGARIA, 2(1), 71 - 85. https://doi.org/10.29114/ajtuv.vol2.iss1.68
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MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND LANGUAGE TEACHING
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