Meaning Constitution with Non-Finite Verb Forms

Variable Assignment and Meaning Enrichment with Non-Finite Constructions and Other Embedded Structures

During the first and the second funding phase, the main topic of our project was the meaning constitution with participle and infinitival structures, mostly in embedded positions. Our leading question was how the semantic correlates of the missing morphological features are filled in and how the embedded non-finite structure benefits from its host. As many of our insights require a comparison with finite structures, in the third phase we will extend our view to embedded structures in general. More precisely, we will investigate the specific properties of syntactic, semantic and pragmatic embedding.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Irene Rapp
  +49 7071 29-74333
Fax: +49 7071 29-5321
irene.rappspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 

German Department
Wilhelmstr. 50, room 418
D- 72074 Tübingen

Research Staff

Laura Bon
+49 7071 29-77159
laura-aniela.bonspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 

SFB 833, University of Tuebingen
Nauklerstr. 35, room 3.03
D- 72074 Tübingen

Associated Researchers

Prof. Dr. Angelika Wöllstein

Prof. Dr. Stefan Engelberg

Prof. Dr. Christian Fortmann


Former Member of Staff

Alexander Pfaff

Anja Lübbe

Student Assistants

Former Student Assistants

Yannick Allgaier     Jonas Bozenhard     Aleksandar Dimitrov
Andrea Jach    Tabea-Christine Junker    Ekaterina Laptieva
Isabel Trott