CRC 991

C08: The semantics of derivational morphology: A frame-based approach

Funding period: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project C08 is concerned with the operations on frames that are triggered by derivational morphological processes, more specifically by nominalizations. It deals with the polysemy of derivational processes and the compositionality of word-formation processes. C08 aims at describing and modeling the interpretations of derived words, addressing questions such as: What kinds of interpretation are principally possible given the meaning of the base and the affix? Is there a restricted set of semantic mechanisms that can account for derivational readings? What is the role of world knowledge in a theory of derivational semantics?


Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
English Language and Linguistics
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
40204 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211-81-11516


Dr. Marios Andreou
Tel.: +49 211 81-12453
Email: marios.andreouhhude

Lea Rebecca Kawaletz
Tel.: +49 211 81-12361
Email: lea.kawaletzhhude