Uni-Tübingen

A7: Focus and Extraction in Complex Constructions and Islands

The project investigates the role of focus and givenness in extraction out of island configurations (ICs) and other complex constructions (CCs), which are frequently judged to be marked or ungrammatical (Freezing Effect). In project phases I and II, the project investigated extraction from focus constructions and identified factors that play a role in resistance to extraction, and information-structurally (InfS) controlled contexts that improve these constructions. Based on these results, we now extend its empirical coverage to ICs and CCs and investigate the InfS conditions on extraction and the degree of context adaptivity determined by the specific weight of construction-specific and InfS complexity factors.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Susanne Winkler

: +49 7071 29-78451
Fax: +49 7071 35040
susanne.winklerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

English Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 50
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Research Staff

Marion Jäger, M.A. (née Knecht)

 +49 7071 29-77158

marion.jaegerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

SFB 833, University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35, room 3.07
D-72074 Tübingen

Dr. Andreas Konietzko

+49 7071 29-78455

andreas.konietzko[at]uni-tuebingen.de

SFB 833, University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35, room 3.07
D-72074 Tübingen

Andreas Kehl, M.A.

+49 7071 29-77158
andreas.kehl[at]uni-tuebingen.de

SFB 833, University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35, room 3.07
D-72074 Tübingen

Student Assistants

Kim Bökenheide Alvaro Cortés Rodríguez, B.A.
Sonja Frank Lorenz Geiger, B.A.
Valentina Mayer, B.A. Alina Miller, B.A.
Jens Seifert Evelyn Sürer
Marc Tagscherer  

Associate Member

Katerina Magdou, M.A.

Former Principle Investigator in Project Phase II (2013-2017):

Former Associate Member: