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Discussing frame semantics:
The state of the art
An interview with Charles J. Fillmore
József Andor

University of Pécs

J.A.: Thank you, Chuck, very much for accepting my invitation for this interview.
I would like to center it around the notion of frame, a conceptually valid notion of interdisciplinary relevance, as pointed out by all of the speakers, including ourselves, of an important international colloquium that took place at the oldest university of the Old World, in Bologna in 2005 (Rossini Favretti, 2008). As a sort of father of research elaborating on the conceptual as well as the linguistic relevance, the status of the notion of frames, you were invited to that interdisciplinary conference by its organizers with the aim to give the keynote speech, based on your work devoted to outlining the linguistic theory of frames and also to investigating their role in linguistic representation (Fillmore, 2008). You have been working
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