Charles J. Fillmore
lexicon, semantics, syntax, text comprehension, English, Japanese
Personal statementPh.D., Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1961. After ten years at The Ohio State University and one year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford University), he joined Berkeley's Department of Linguistics in 1971. His research has concentrated mainly on questions of syntax and lexical semantics, and has emphasized the relationship between properties of linguistic form and matters of meaning and use. He is currently collaborating with Paul Kay on a monograph on construction grammar, is directing a research project to offer syntactically and lexically analyzed and translated Japanese texts on the Internet, and is engaged in several projects in computational lexicography called "FrameNet." Details are available on the project's web page, http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~framenet/.
Selected publications"Towards a frame-based lexicon: the case of RISK". With B. T. Atkins. In Frames and Fields, edited by A. Lehrer and E. Kittay, Erlbaum Publishers, 75-102, 1992.
"'Corpus linguistics' vs. 'Computer-aided armchair linguistics'". Directions in Corpus Linguistics, Mouton de Gruyter, 35-60, 1992. (Proceedings from a 1992 Nobel Symposium on Corpus Linguistics, Stockholm.)
"Humor in academic discourse". In What's Going On Here? Complementary Studies of Professional Talk, edited by A. D. Grimshaw, Advances in Discourse Processes, XLIII, 271-310, Academic Press, 1994.
"Starting where the dictionaries stop: the challenge for computational lexicography". With B. T. Atkins. In Computational Approach to the Lexicon, edited by B. T. Atkins and A. Zampolli, Oxford University Press, 1994.