Uni-Tübingen

A1: Combinatory Meaning Variation at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

A1 addresses combinatory meaning adaptions within sentence composition. The main research focus lies on underspecification and coercion involved in the interpretation of modificational structures. Our previous results point towards a prominent role of the lexicon in combinatory meaning adaptions. These insights will be developed further into a dynamic approach to lexical semantics. This is achieved by including adaptive mechanisms in the lexical setup which become active in the course of composition and are sensitive to both compositionally and contextually supplied information. In particular, we will explore the benefits of this approach for an analysis of phenomena that are standardly conceived of as challenges for compositionality.

 

Principal investigator:

Prof. Dr. Claudia Maienborn

German Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 417
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-78445
claudia.maienborn[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Staff:

PD Dr. Sebastian BückingJohanna Herdtfelder (M.A.)

SFB 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 208
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-77160
sebastian.buecking[at]uni-tuebingen.de

SFB 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 208
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-77160
johanna.herdtfelder[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Anna Prysłopska (M.A.)

SFB 833
University of Tübingen
Nauklerstraße 35 / R. 208
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-77160
anna.pryslopska[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Associated:

Dr. Frauke BuscherJulia Lukassek

German Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 447
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-74278
frauke.buscher[at]uni-tuebingen.de

German Department
University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 50 / R. 447
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Phone: 07071 29-74278
julia.lukassek[at]uni-tuebingen.de

Student assistants:

Julia Ensle, Sonja Lietz

Former members of staff: