Head of the projectProf. Dr. Hans Bernhard Drubig
Seminar für Englische Philologie
Lehrstuhl Linguistik II
Phone +49/7071/29-74969; Fax +49/7071/29-5760
Aim of the project
Research in this project mainly concentrates on universal and typological aspects of sentential polarity and a range of phenomena which are licensed by polarity. Semantic, syntactic and prosodic investigation will be accompanied by systematic collection and analysis of typological data. The research carried out aims at a better foundation of grammatical theory by systematically analysing typological data from the following areas:
1. Polarity sensitivity and indefiniteness
Areas 2. and 3. will be accompanied by experimental prosodic studies in a selection of languages which aim at a better understanding of the functions of the prosody-syntax interface in the grammatical model.
Laura Kallmeyer. Last modified 22 October 1999.