Verbal Aspect in Context

Contextual Dynamization vs. Grammar

The project analyzes differences in aspect usage between Russian, Czech and Polish in order to find out what contextual factors lead to either large or minor grammatical differences between these languages, thus contributing to the description of semantic and pragmatic variation. Our research focuses on two areas: (i) the influence of pragmatic and contextual factors on the reinterpretation and/or grammaticalization of aspect usage (performatives, imperatives), (ii) the relation between grammar and lexicon (aspect and Aktionsart, verbal periphrases). These two areas of focus will improve our understanding of the way composition of meaning and context interact.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Tilman Berger

+49 7071 29-76733
Fax: +49 7071 29-5924
tbergerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Slavic Department
Wilhelmstraße 50, room 531
D-72074 Tübingen


Research Staff
Dr. Anja Gattnar

+49 7071 29-72732

anja.gattnarspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

SFB 833
Nauklerstr. 35, room 3.04
72074 Tübingen


Eugen Kravchenko, M.A.

Tel.: +49 7071 29-72732


SFB 833
Nauklerstr. 35, room 3.04
72074 Tübingen