Project SFB 833 Projekt C1 – Parametric Variation in the Semantic Component of Grammar

Basic data

Acronym:
SFB 833 Projekt C1
Title:
Parametric Variation in the Semantic Component of Grammar
Duration:
01/07/2009 to 30/06/2021
Abstract / short description:
C1 aims at contributing to a theory of crosslinguistic variation. In the new project phase, we will put our focus on variation at the semantics/pragmatics interface, which has received little attention in the research literature so far. The three major research areas will be (i) quantification over alternatives and its crosslinguistic and diachronic relationship to other forms of quantification, (ii) intervention effects, which will give us a better understanding of how alternative-evaluating operators interact with each other and (iii) the interaction of speech act operators with adverbials and particles crosslinguistically. By addressing these topics, the project contributes significantly to the understanding of the interaction between meaning composition and context.

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

Contact persons

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
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities
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
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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