DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science
A Projects: general aspects of a theory of frames
This area of the CRC addresses foundational issues concerning frames. The topics of the projects range from formal properties of frames and frame composition to the grounding of frames in basic sensory-motor representations, the activation of frames and particular frame attributes in language production and comprehension, the history of the notion of frames in philosophy, and the role of frames in the representation of scientific theories.
|A01||Mathematical modeling of frames||Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen|
|A02||Argument linking and extended locality. A frame-based implementation||Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer|
|A03||Grounded cognition: Causal indexicals and affordances in frames||Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau|
|A04||Accessing conceptual information in language production and comprehension||Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Indefrey|
|A05||Presuppositions of frame theory in the history of philosophy||Prof. Dr. Christoph Kann|
|A06||Logic and ontology of the cognitive representation of theories: Frames, sentences and models in comparison||Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz|
B Projects: Dynamic Frames in Language and Science
While the projects of area A deal with foundational issues of frame theory, the projects of area B contribute exploratory work on the nature of frames in a broad range of scientific fields such as linguistics, psychiatry, law, neurology and philosophy. One uniting aspect of this area is the relevance of causal, temporal and aspectual information in the concepts they are dealing with. Several projects are in particular concerned with event frames, event modification, and the representation of temporal dynamics and change of state.
|B01||Verb frames at the syntax-semantics interface||Prof. Dr. Robert D. Van Valin jr.|
|B02||Dimensional verbs||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner, Prof. Dr. Hans Geisler|
|B03||Multimodal cerebral representation of action concepts||Dr. Katja Biermann-Ruben, Prof. Dr. Alfons Schnitzler|
|B04||A frame-theoretic investigation of unification and reduction in scientific theories||Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz|
|B05||A frame analysis of German legal terms||Prof. Dr. Dietrich Busse|
|B06||Frames in psychiatric classification||Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Zielasek, Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau|
|B08||Hierarchical frame induction via probabilistic models||Prof. Dr. Laura Kallmeyer|
|B09||Modifiers as a probe into the frame structure of events||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen|
C Projects: Operations on Frames
The projects in this area mostly concentrate on nominal frames. The research in this part of the CRC originally started out with an investigation of type shifts based on the theory of concept types and determination developed in Löbner (2011). In the current funding period, the scope of this project group has been extended to shifts and operations on frames in general with a particular focus on the complex of countability, the semantics of nominal derivation, and nominal modification.
|C01||Conceptual shifts: typological evidence||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner, Dr. Leon Stassen|
|C02||Conceptual shifts: statistical evidence||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen|
|C03||Conceptual shifts: psycholinguistic evidence||Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Indefrey|
|C04||Conceptual shifts: their role in historical semantics||Prof. Dr. Hans Geisler|
|C05||Frames and nominal word formation||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner|
|C08||The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach||Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag|
|C09||A frame-based analysis of countability||Prof. Dr. Hana Filip|
|C10||A frame-based analysis of adjective-noun combinations||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner, Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen|
D Projects: Extending the boundaries of frames
The projects of this area deal with phenomena that require an extension of the frame models used in the first funding period. Area D covers philosophical research on prototype-based reasoning and probabilistic frames, and on the interplay of public versus private meaning representations. Furthermore, the linguistic projects of this area focus on the role of information structure in concept composition and the frame representation of morpho-phonological paradigms. Moreover, area D also extends the application of the frame approach to the domain of social cognition and social interaction.
|D01||Frame representation of prototype concepts and prototype-based reasoning||Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz|
|D02||Individual psychology and public meaning: bridging the gap with frames||Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau|
|D03||Conceptual representation in social cognition: frame-theoretical representation of “social partner”||Prof. Dr. Tobias Kalenscher|
|D04||The role of information structure in sentence formation and construal: a frame-based approach||Prof. Dr. Robert D. Van Valin jr., Dr. Anja Latrouite|
|D05||Frames in morphophonology: Modeling paradigms as frames||Prof. Dr. Ruben van de Vijver|
Z Projects: Central Projects
The Z Projects are the central service projects of the CRC 991. They include the administrative office (project Z) and the integrated research training group (MGK).
|Z||Administrative Office||Dr. Thomas Gamerschlag, Lena Hierl|
|SToRE||Integrated Research Training group||Prof. Dr. Alexander Ziem, Dr. Eva Gentes|