Project SFB 833 - B9 – Getting a Grip on Non-Literal Meaning: The Dynamics of Understanding Idiomatic Expressions in…

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Acronym:
SFB 833 - B9
Title:
Getting a Grip on Non-Literal Meaning: The Dynamics of Understanding Idiomatic Expressions in Language Learners
Duration:
01/07/2017 to 30/06/2021
Abstract / short description:
Project B9 investigates idiom comprehension in first and second language learners. Idioms provide a prominent example of language that appears to be both compositional and non-compositional. One core issue this raises is whether idioms are represented and accessed holistically or in tandem with composition of the meaning of individual constituents. The preliminary hypothesis of Project B9 is that early activation of figurative meaning along with literal meaning is a hallmark of cognitively and linguistically experienced language users and is preceded by serial processing mechanisms in development.

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Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
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

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

Other staff

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 Psychology
Faculty of Science
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
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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