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Thompson, Sandra A. and Masayoshi Shibatani, eds. 1995. Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics. In honor of Charles J. Fillmore (Pragmatics and Beyond: New Series 32). John Benjamins. 322 pp.
Publication type
Book – edited volume
Publication language
Language as a subject


The essays in this volume respectively deal with: inversion in Polish; the role of the example in a frame semantics dictionary; shifting face from Asia to Europe; mental-space builders: observations from Japanese and English conditionals; distance in construction grammar; lexical information and the temporal interpretation of discourse; reflections on metaphor and grammar; the relationship between semantic, grammatical, and pragmatic roles in English and French; ancestor-descendant and cultural-linguistic relativity; remarks on suspended clauses: a contribution to Japanese phraseology; pragmaticization of meaning in some sentence-final particles in Japanese; Recasting the deictic foundation — using physics and Finnish; frame semantics and the lexicon: nouns and verbs in the body frame; and the conceptual basis of performativity.

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