Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science – 22.-24.08.12, Düsseldorf

19 12 2011


Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’12)

International Interdisciplinary Conference
Düsseldorf (GER), August 22–24, 2012

DFG Coordinated Research Centre CRC 991/SFB 991
“The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science”

Aims and scope
A sequel to CTF’07 and CTF’09, CTF’12 is the third interdisciplinary
conference to contribute to the development of a general frame theory of
human concepts. The conference explores the application of frames in
linguistics and other sciences. It discusses foundational issues for the
development of a theory of frames from the perspectives of general and
computational linguistics, mathematics, cognitive psychology, cognitive
neuroscience, ontology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of science.

Invited speakers

CTF’12 explores fundamental aspects of a formal theory of frames
understood as recursive attribute-value structures with functional
attributes. The aspects include representation and model-theoretic
interpretation, attributes and value types, and appropriate frame
structures for different types of concepts. A special focus will be on
dynamic aspects of frame theory: modeling dynamic frame components for
event and process frames; exploring operations on frames such as type
shifts and frame composition.

CTF’12 explores empirical evidence for and consequences of the frame
approach. It addresses the distinction of types of concepts, in
particular relational and functional nominal concepts. Major topics
include the grounding of concepts in the sensory-motor system and
dynamic aspects of concept formation.

CTF1’2 explores the application of a formal­ized theory of frames at
various levels of linguistic description: lexical semantics of the
different conceptual types of nouns and verbs, deep lexical
decomposition, semantics of word formation, the syntax-semantics
interface, syntactic and semantic composition, and anaphora and
coherence in discourse.

CTF’12 explores the applications of the frame approach in various fields
of institutional categorization: e.g., the evolution of the frame notion
in the history of philosophy; scientific frames and paradigm shifts;
frames for legal concepts; frames in applied ontology; a frame model of
the mind; and frame description of psychiatric disorders.

Important dates
Submission of abstracts (1000 words): March 15,

Notification of acceptance: May 30

Programme committee
Sebastian Löbner (general chair), Rainer Osswald, Gottfried Vosgerau
Organizational committee
Dorothea Brenner, David Hommen, Timm Lichte, Daniel Schulzek

Quelle: DGPhil




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