Current Funding Phase


  • Augurzky, P., Hohaus, V. & Ulrich, R. (2020). Context and complexity in incremental sentence interpretation: An ERP study on temporal quantification. Cognitive Science 44.  https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12913
  • Augurzky, P., Schlotterbeck, F. & Ulrich, R. (2020). Most (but not all) quantifiers are interpreted immediately in visual context. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience 35(9), 1203-1222. https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2020.1722846
  • Schlotterbeck, F., Ramotowska, S., Van Maanen, L. & Szymanik, J. (2020). Representational complexity and pragmatics cause the monotonicity effect. In S. Denison., M. Mack, Y. Xu, & B.C. Armstrong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 3397-3403.


  • Janczyk, M. & Ulrich, R. (2019). Action consequences affect the space-time congruency effect on reaction time. Acta Psychologica 198, 102850.
  • Bott, O., Schlotterbeck, F. & Klein, U. (2019). Empty-set effects in quantifier interpretation. Journal of Semantics 36(1), 99-163. https://doi.org/10.1093/jos/ffy015
  • Augurzky, P., Franke, M., & Ulrich, R. (2019). Gricean expectations in online sentence comprehension: an ERP study on the processing of scalar inferences. Cognitive Science 43(8), e12776. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12776    
  • Hohaus, V. (2019). The temporal interpretation of complement and relative clauses: Contrasting English and Samoan. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 12(3), 42-60.
  • Bochnak, M.R., Hohaus, V. & Mucha (2019). Variation in tense and aspect, and the temporal interpretation of complement clauses. Journal of Semantics 36(3), 407-452. https://doi.org/10.1093/jos/ffz008


  • Radó, J. & Bott, O. (2018). What do speaker judgments tell us about theories of quantifier scope in German? Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics 3(1): 91. http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.309


  • Hohaus, V. (2017). The inchoative aspect in Samoan. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA) 23, 96-110.
  • Bott, O. & Sternefeld, W. (2017). An event semantics with continuations for incremental interpretation. Journal of Semantics 34 (2): 201-234. https://doi.org/10.1093/jos/ffw013

Second Funding Phase


  • Bott, O., Augurzky, P., Sternefeld, W. & Ulrich R. (2017). Incremental generation of answers during the comprehension of questions with quantifiers. Cognition, 166, 328-343. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.05.023


  • Augurzky, P., Bott, O., Sternefeld, W. & Ulrich, R. (2016). Are all the triangles blue? – ERP evidence for the incremental processing of German quantifier restriction. Language and Cognition. doi: 10.1017/langcog.2016.30
  • Augurzky, P. & Kotchoubey, B. (2016). Prosodic phrasing in the presence of unambiguous verb information – ERP evidence from German. Neuropsychologia, 81, 31–49. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.11.022
  • Franke, M., Schlotterbeck, F. & Augurzky, P. (2016). Embedded Scalars, Preferred Readings and Prosody: An Experimental Revisit, Journal of Semantics. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffw007
  • Klein, U. & Sternefeld, W. (2016). Same same but different. An alphabetically innocent Predicate Logic, Journal of Philosophical Logic. doi: 10.1007/s10992-016-9394-x
  • Ulrich, R., Erdfelder, E., Deutsch, R., Strauß, B., Brüggemann, A., Hannover, B., … Rief, W. (2016). Inflation von falsch-positiven Befunden in der psychologischen Forschung: Mögliche Ursachen und Gegenmaßnahmen. Psychologische Rundschau, 67, 163–174. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/a000296
  • Radó, J., Konietzko, A. & Sternefeld, W. (2016). Telescoping in relative clauses: Experimental evidence. To appear in: M. Krifka & M. Schenner (eds.), Studia Grammatica. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.
  • Sternefeld, W. (2016). Telescoping by Continuations. In: M. Krifka & M. Schenner (eds.), Studia Grammatica. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.
  • Bott, O. (2016). Can semantic theories be tested experimentally? The case of aspectual coercion. To appear in J. Blasczcak, D. Klimek-Jankowska & K. Migdalski (eds.): New approaches to Tense, Aspect and Mood. University of Chicago Press.


  • Augurzky, P., Riester, A. & Tomaschek, F. (2015). Segmental effects on prosody: Modelling German argument structure. In A. Leemann, M.J. Kolly, S. Schmid & V. Dellwo (eds.), Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German speaking Europe. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang. doi: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0869-9
  • Bott, O. & Gattnar, A. (2015). The cross-linguistic processing of aspect - An eyetracking study on the time-course of aspectual interpretation in German and Russian. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(7), 877–898. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1029499
  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2015). The processing domain of scope interaction. Journal of Semantics 32(1). 39–92. doi: 10.1093/jos/fft015
  • Schauffler, N., Schweitzer, A., Schweitzer, K. & Augurzky, P. (2015). Avoiding melodic clashes in pitch accent production: a corpus study. In A. Leemann, M.J. Kolly, S. Schmid & V. Dellwo (eds.), Trends in Phonetics and Phonology. Studies from German speaking Europe. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang. doi: 10.3726/978-3-0351-0869-9
  • Ulrich, R. & Miller, J. (2015). p-Hacking by post hoc selection with multiple opportunities: Detectability by skweness test? --- Comment on Simonsohn, Nelson, and Simmons (2014). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 1137–1145. doi: 10.1037/xge0000086


  • Bott, O. & Hamm, F. (2014). Crosslinguistic Variation in the Processing of Aspect. In Barbara Hemforth, Barbara Schmiedtova & Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (eds.): Psycholinguistic Approaches to Meaning and Understanding across Languages (pp. 83–109). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05675-3_4
  • Bott, O. & Solstad, T. (2014). From verbs to discourse - a novel account of implicit causality. In Barbara Hemforth, Barbara Schmiedtova & Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (eds.): Psycholinguistic Approaches to Meaning and Understanding across Languages (pp. 213–251). Studies in theoretical psycholinguistics. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05675-3_9
  • Hamm, F. & Bott, O. (2014). Tense and Aspect. In E. N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Spring 2014 ed.). Retrived from http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2016/entries/tense-aspect/

First Funding Phase


  • Andreeva, B., Bott, O., Koreman, J. & Solstad, T. (2013). Prosodic effects of implicit causality in German and Norwegian? In E.L. Asu & P. Lippus (eds.), Nordic Prosody: Proceedings of the XI. Conference, Tartu, 2012 (pp. 97–96). Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang.
  • Bott, O., Klein, U. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2013). Witness Sets, Polarity Reversal and the Processing of Quantied Sentences. Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2013 (pp. 59–66).
  • Bott, O. (2013). The processing domain of aspectual interpretation. In B. Arsenijevic, B. Gehrke & R. Marín (eds.): Studies in the Composition and Decomposition of Event Predicates (pp. 195–229). Dordrecht: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5983-1_8
  • Klein, U. & Sternefeld, W. (2013). Unrestrained beta reduction. Proceedings of SALT 23, pp. 257–275. doi: 10.3765/salt.v23i0.2684
  • Schlotterbeck, F. & Bott, O. (2013). Easy Solutions for a Hard Problem? The Computational Complexity of Reciprocals with Quantificational Antecedents. Journal of Logic, Language and Information, 22(4), 363–390. doi: 10.1007/s10849-013-9181-9
  • Solstad, T. & Bott, O. (2013). Towards a formal theory of explanatory biases in discourse. In M. Aloni, M. Franke & F. Roelofsen (eds), Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2013 (pp. 18–20, pdf)
  • Zimmermann, T. E. & Sternefeld, W. (2013). Introduction to Semantics. An Essential Guide to the Composition of Meaning. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.


  • Bott, O. & Schlotterbeck, F. (2012). Incremental truth value judgments. In B. Stolterfoht & S. Featherston (eds.): Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory - Studies in Meaning and Structure. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. doi: 10.1515/9781614510888.3
  • Radó, J. & Bott, O. (2012). Underspecified representations of quantifier scope? Logic, Language & Meaning (pp 180–189). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (vol. 7218). Berlin: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_19
  • Schlotterbeck, F. & Bott, O. (2012). Easy solutions to a hard problem? The computational complexity of reciprocals with quantificational antecedents. In Szymanik, J. & Verbruggen, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop "Logic and Cognition", ESSLI 2012, Opole, Poland, 13–17 August, 2012 (pp. 6072, pdf). CEUR Workshop Proceedings (vol. 883). CEUR-WS.org.
  • Sternefeld, W. & Richter, F. (2012). Wo stehen wir in der Grammatiktheorie? Bemerkungen anlässlich eines Buchs von Stefan Müller. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 31(2), 263–291. doi: 10.1515/zfs-2012-0010


  • Bott, O., Featherston, S., Radó, J. & Stolterfoht, B. (2011). Experimental Methods in Semantics. In C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger & P. Portner (eds.): Semantics. An international handbook of natural language meaning: Vol. 1. Foundations of semantics (pp. 305–321). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. doi: 10.1515/9783110226614.305
  • Bott, O., Schlotterbeck, F. & Szymanik, J. (2011). Interpreting tractable versus intractable reciprocal sentences. In J. Bos & S. Pullum (eds.): Proceedings of IWCS 9 (pp. 75–84, pdf from acl anthology)


  • Bott, O. (2010). The Processing of Events. Linguistics Today (vol. 162). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. doi: 10.1075/la.162
  • Sternefeld, W. (2010). Wide scope in situ. In T. Hanneforth & P. Fanselow (eds.), Language and Logos - Festschrift for Peter Staudacher on his 70th Birthday. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.


  • Bott, O. & Radó, J. (2009). How to provide exactly one interpretation for every sentence, or what eye movements reveal about quantifier scope. In S. Featherston & S. Winkler (eds.), The fruits of empirical linguistics - Volume 1: Process (pp. 25–46). Studies in generative grammar (vol. 101). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.