This volume reflects the influence of Chuck Fillmore's ground-breaking work in the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The papers in the volume pay tribute to his pioneering research into the deepest realms of the nature of `meaning'.
1. Preface (by Shibatani, Masayoshi); 2. A predicate construction: Inversion in Polish (by Ackerman, Farrell); 3. The role of the example in a frame semantics dictionary (by Atkins, B.T.S.); 4. Shifting face from Asia to Europe (by Ervin-Tripp, Susan M.); 5. Mental-space builders: Observations from Japanese and English conditionals (by Fujii, Seiko); 6. Distance in construction grammar (by Gawron, Jean Mark); 7. Lexical information and the temporal interpretation of discourse (by Kiefer, Ferenc); 8. Reflections on metaphor and grammar (by Lakoff, George); 9. The pragmatics of case: On the relationship between semantic, grammatical, and pragmatic roles in English and French (by Lambrecht, Knud); 10. Ancestor-descendant and cultural-linguistic relativity (by Li, Charles N.); 11. Remarks on suspended clauses: A contribution to Japanese phraseology (by Ohori, Toshio); 12. Pragmaticization of meaning in some sentence-final particles in Japanese (by Okamoto, Shigeko); 13. Recasting the Deictic foundation, using physics and Finnish (by Ostman, Jan-Ola); 14. Frame semantics and the lexicon: Nouns and verbs in the body frame (by Petruck, Miriam R.L.); 15. The conceptual basis of performativity (by Verschueren, Jef); 16. Index