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Bedeutungs- und Begriffswissen im Recht
Conceptual and Semantic Knowledge in Law: Frame-semantic Reconstructions of Concepts in German Statutory Law

Frame-Analysen von Rechtsbegriffen im Deutschen

This study applies the linguistic procedures of semantic frame analysis to trace the origins of complex specialized institutional terminology from the legal domain. Engaging in a detailed discussion of the advantages and limitations of this analytic method, it uses frame analysis to develop a semiotic history of concepts and concept networks in criminal and civil law.

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Dietrich Busse, Michaela Felden and Detmer Wulf, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
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Audience: Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Law