Quotation Sing, Christine Simone. 2009. 'Yes, we can' - Framing political discourse in terms of 'change'.A corpus-based approach to the analysis of the ‘change’ frame in American presidential discourse. Conference of the Linguistic Society of Belgium Framing: from grammar to application, Antwerpen, Belgien, 23.04 - 24. 04 2009.


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"Yes, we can" - Framing political discourse in terms of 'change'. A corpus-based approach to the analysis of American presidential discourse. As frame conceptions stand for a variety of ideas on knowledge representation or information processing, they have been accommodated within diverse disciplines. For instance, frame semantics is regarded as an integral part of cognitive linguistics (e.g. Geeraerts 2006, Evans/Green 2006), particularly due to its relevance to the cognitive-linguistic tenet of encyclopaedic meaning, i.e. the system of knowledge that underlies linguistic meaning. These 'cognitive' frames are understood as "coherent packages of knowledge that surround a category" (Radden/Dirven 2007: 9f.), which are activated once a linguistic unit is used. However categories do not only relate to frames but also to conceptual domains. The terminological and conceptual distinction between frames and domains is anything but straightforward due to the considerable overlap between them, especially when examining cognitively complex domains (Taylor 32005). Thus the stipulation of frame-domain interactions provides a valid framework according to which phenomena such as category extension through conceptual shifts can be accounted for. The multiple meanings of linguistic categories regularly present a challenge to the study of discourse meaning. The global patterns of common-sensical knowledge offered by frames in the interpretation of discourse are typically complemented and/or aided by the linguistic structure of the discourse itself. As concepts are deployed by discourse, their actual construal occurs at the level of discourse processing.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title 'Yes, we can' - Framing political discourse in terms of 'change'.A corpus-based approach to the analysis of the ‘change’ frame in American presidential discourse
Event Conference of the Linguistic Society of Belgium Framing: from grammar to application
Year 2009
Date 23.04 - 24. 04 2009
Country Belgium
Location Antwerpen

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Sing, Christine Simone (Former researcher)
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Institute for English Business Communication (Köster) (Details)
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