Combinatory Variation of Meaning at the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface
Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn
Dr. Britta Stolterfoht (until 10/2010), Helga Gese (until 05/2014), Frauke Buscher (since 10/2010), Johanna Herdfelder (since 11/2011), Anna Pryslopska (since 05/2014)
associated members: Dr. Sebastian Bücking, Julia Lukassek, Dr. Sarah Zobel
This project addresses the combinatory adjustment processes active in the interpretation of natural language at the semantics/pragmatics interface. The aim is to cast light upon the linguistic grey area between semantic underspecification and reinterpretation. For the empirical grounding of the theoretical linguistic analyses we will use psycholinguistic and corpuslinguistic methods. Main focus of research in the first phase of the project will be on the access to covert events by means of modifiers.