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