Uni-Tübingen

A2: Interpretability in Context

The work of project A2 in the third phase will inform research on speech acts. It will bring to light under-investigated speech acts occurring in non-assertive linguistic situations. In addition to an interpretive analysis of these speech acts, it will contribute to our understanding of the semantics/pragmatics interface in general. The fictional nature of our linguistic material is contrasted with non-fictional utterance types and highlights the component parts that go into mapping a semantic to a pragmatic meaning. Various aspects of this mapping such as presuppositions, reference, speech acts, etc. are investigated. The notion of context is examined from the perspective of fictional and iterated contexts.

Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bauer Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck

English Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 364
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-78459
Mail: m.bauer[at]uni-tuebingen.de

English Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 463
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-78461
Mail: sekretariat-beck[at]nphil.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Staff:

Saskia Brockmann, M.A. Susanne Riecker, M.A.

Collaborative Research Center 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 105
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-77434
Mail: saskia.brockmann[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Collaborative Research Center 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 105
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-77434
Mail: susanne.riecker[at]uni-tuebingen.de

 

Associated:

Dr. Nadine Bade PD Dr. Angelika Zirker

Collaborative Research Center 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 105
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-77434
Mail: nadine.bade[at]uni-tuebingen.de

English Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 368
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: +49 7071 29-73260
Mail: angelika.zirker[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Assistants:

Nina Fritz (Mail) Daniel Schrimpf (Mail)
Julia Braun (Mail)