Frame approach to legal terminology: Consequences of seeing terms as legal knowledge in long-term memory

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Abstract

Central in this chapter are affordances of applying a frame approach to the representation of legal knowledge and the relation to legal terminology. The first part introduces the basic idea of linguistic meaning as based on the knowledge held by language users. It is followed by a presentation of frame semantic approaches that have been used for representing legal terminology. The next section discusses conceptual dynamics as an aspect on which frame approaches have special attention. The final section presents a method for constructing a broad basis for conceptual comparisons for lawyers as well as for translators in a frame format as well as an example for how translators may take advantage of such a frame representation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Terminology : Vol. 3 : Legal Terminology
EditorsLucja Biel, Hendrik Kockaert
Place of publicationAmsterdam
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publication date2023
Pages16-36
ISBN (Print)9789027214263
ISBN (Electronic)9789027249388
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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