CRC 991

B01: Verb frames at the syntax-semantics interface

Funding period 1: 01.07.2011 - 30.06.2015

Funding period 2: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project B01 is concerned with the interaction between morphosyntax and semantics in verb-based constructions. The particular focus of the project is on multi-predicate constructions which describe complex scenarios in such a way that they are conceived as coherent units. For these constructions, B01 aims at (i) a systematic account of the meaning structures that underlie these classes of scenarios; (ii) a cross-linguistic analysis of the various ways of describing complex coherent events by tight syntactic constructions; and (iii) a compositional model of the syntax-semantics interface of coherent event descriptions.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. 
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-107 17
Email: vanvalinphil.uni-duesseldorfde