Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

On the role of frame-based knowledge in lexical representation

József Andor a1
a1 Department of English Linguistics, University of Pécs, Pécs, H-7624 Hungary


In this commentary I discuss the role of types of knowledge and conceptual structures in lexical representation, revealing the explanatory potential of frame-based knowledge. Although frame-based lexical semantics is not alien to the theoretical model outlined in Jackendoff's conceptual semantics, testing its relevance to the analysis of the lexical evidence presented in his book has been left out of consideration.