SFB 833: The Construction of Meaning – the Dynamics and Adaptivity of Linguistic Structures
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Beck
The SFB 833 investigates the construction of meaning. Focusing on the time dimension in the interpretation of language, we pursue the common goal of exploring linguistic meaning and its dynamic response to the factors which impact upon it. The central research question of the SFB is thus how meaning arises...
(a) ... in context (λ Theoretical Linguistics: Section A "Context"),
(b) ... during linguistic processing (Ψ Psychology: Section B "Cognition"),
(c) ... in the specific circumstances of an individual language variety (ϸ Historical and Comparative Linguistics: Section C "Variation").
The joint research group contains linguists (general linguists, computer linguists and specialists in individual languages) and psychologists.