Variation in the Interpretation Component of the Grammar

C1 aims at contributing to a theory of crosslinguistic variation. In the new project phase, we will put our focus on variation at the semantics/pragmatics interface, which has received little attention in the research literature so far. The three major research areas will be (i) quantification over alternatives and its crosslinguistic and diachronic relationship to other forms of quantification, (ii) intervention effects, which will give us a better understanding of how alternative-evaluating operators interact with each other and (iii) the interaction of speech act operators with adverbials and particles crosslinguistically. By addressing these topics, the project contributes significantly to the understanding of the interaction between meaning composition and context.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck



Englisches Seminar
Wilhelmstraße 50, room 463
72074 Tübingen



Dr. Konstantin Sachs


SFB 833
Nauklerstraße 35, room 3.11
72074 Tübingen


Moritz Igel


moritz.igelspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 
SFB 833
Nauklerstraße 35, room 3.11
72074 Tübingen



Polina Berezovskaya (M.A.)


polina.berezovskayaspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de 

Englisches Seminar
Wilhelmstraße 50, room 464a
72074 Tübingen


Dr. Vera Hohaus

vera.hohausspam prevention@manchester.ac.uk




The University of Manchester

Linguistics and English Language Section

Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom


Dr. Paula Menéndez Benito


paula.menendez-benitospam prevention@es.uni-tuebingen.de


Englisches Seminar
Wilhelmstraße 50, room 464

72074 Tübingen


Former Project Members

Researchers Student Assistants

Prof. Dr. Remus Gergel

Stefan Hofstetter (E-Mail)

Sveta Krasikova

Pritty Patel-Grosz

Sonja Tiemann

Verena Hehl (E-Mail)

Anna Howell

Polina Berezovskaya

Daniel Oesterle

Yoshika Okamatsu

Christiane Savelsberg

Mechthild Schmidtpott

Anthea Schöller

Karolina Greipel

Lara Schimmelpfennig

Şehriban Erbektaş

Alina Schumm

Ann-Cathrin Jurawel

Julia Braun

Amrah Gadziev

Benjamin Ulmer