Project SFB 833, Projekt A7 – Focus and Extraction in Complex Constructions and Islands

Basic data

Acronym:
SFB 833, Projekt A7
Title:
Focus and Extraction in Complex Constructions and Islands
Duration:
01/07/2009 to 30/06/2021
Abstract / short description:
The project investigates the role of focus and givenness in extraction out of island configurations (ICs) and other complex constructions (CCs), which are frequently judged to be marked or ungrammatical (Freezing Effect). In phase II, the project investigated extraction from focus constructions and identified factors that play a role in resistance to extraction, as well as information-structurally (InfS) controlled contexts that improve these constructions. Based on these results, the project will extend its empirical coverage to ICs and CCs. We will investigate the InfS conditions on extraction and the degree of context adaptivity determined by the specific weight of construction-specific and InfS complexity factors.

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of English Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
Research training group: Ambiguity – Production and Reception
Research training groups

Contact persons

SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Other staff

Institute of English Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
Institute of English Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities
SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Local organizational units

SFB 833 - Construction of Meaning: The Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Collaborative research centers and transregios
University of Tübingen
Institute of English Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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