Project SFB 833 Projekt C6 – The expression of extra-propositional meaning - diachrony and synchrony

Basic data

Acronym:
SFB 833 Projekt C6
Title:
The expression of extra-propositional meaning - diachrony and synchrony
Duration:
01/07/2013 to 30/06/2021
Abstract / short description:
Phase 1: 2013-2017
This project studies linguistic expressions which do not contribute to the main propositional content of an utterance, taking as a starting point some sentence adverbials and sentence connectives which have epistemic or speech act meanings. The project aims to trace the development of these derived meanings and explore the structural and prosodic factors which favour or permit such changes, addressing both cases from the history of the German language and examples of change which are currently occurring.

Phase 2: 2017-2021
Project C6 addresses the class of expressions which are thought not to contribute to the central proposition of a sentence but rather bear an extrapropositional interpretation. These typically convey the subjective attitude of the speaker, specify the informational basis of the main proposition, or structure the discourse. The project carries out in-depth studies of selected extrapropositional phenomena to gain a better understanding of their grammatical characteristics, focusing on the interaction of their formal and interpretative features.

Involved staff

Managers

Institute of German Language and Literature
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

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
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

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 German Language and Literature
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities
Institute of English Languages and Literatures
Department of Modern Languages
Faculty of Humanities

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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