FRAME (=FRAseologia Multilingue Elettronica) is a multilingual phraseological electronic resource.

The database structure is composed of two levels:
  • The first, termed the «entryfield», representing an extension of the traditional structure of the definition of the lemma, which can be easily and quickly consulted
  • The second, the «description field», completing the analysis of theunit in a detailed way, describing it precisely based on the various linguistic levels (morphological, syntactic, semantic-pragmatic and discursive) (Croft, 2001)

The languages for which a phraseological description is contemplated are: Chinese, French, German English, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

This project is financed by the University of Milan  and calls for the participation of Italian and foreign universities.