Semantic Frames in Lease Agreements: A Polish-English-German Contrastive Analysis Cover Image

Ramy semantyczne w tekstach umów najmu – analiza konfrontatywna polsko-angielsko-niemiecka
Semantic Frames in Lease Agreements: A Polish-English-German Contrastive Analysis

Author(s): Agnieszka Pluwak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics, Computational linguistics
ISSN: 0208-4058
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: semantic frame; FrameNet; tertium comparationis; contrastive studies; legal language; data retrieval
Summary/Abstract: "Ramy semantyczne w tekstach umów najmu" [Semantic Frames in Lease Agreements] is a contrastive lexical analysis of texts in Polish, English and German (30 texts in each language), conducted using frame semantics and FrameNet, and extended with examples from the National Corpus of the Polish Language. The author develops a set of 33 frames which correspond to the data and concepts extracted by lease agreement analysts, such as AGREEMENT, OBLIGATION, MAKING AGREEMENT and DUTY. The study presents the domain-oriented approach to frame semantics, verifies the classification of contrastive differences, and investigates differences and similarities between the use of English-based frames and translated texts versus Polish-based frames and a corpus of parallel texts. The analysis expands on existing research in the field by applying frame semantics as a new approach in the study of this area of Polish lexis. The domain knowledge representation developed in this study lays the groundwork for a potential automated data retrieval solution designed to extract data from Polish, English and German lease agreements, with semantic frames as a tertium comparationis.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-66369-26-9
  • Page Count: 376
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English, Polish, German