CRC 991

C09: A frame-based analysis of countability

Funding period : 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project C09 develops a frame-based theory of countability, focusing on (i) the fine-grained analysis of units of counting and measuring in the semantic representation of nominal expressions, which motivates the count vs. mass distinction, and its extensions to the parallel event vs. process aspectual distinction in the verbal domain, and (ii) shifts of meaning between count and non-countinterpretations. The theoretical point of departure is Type Theory with Records (TTR, Cooper), as it offers an integration of frame semantics with a logic based on lambda abstraction and functional application; C09 will extend it with a fine-grained account of mereological and aspectual properties.

Head of the project

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hana Filip, PhD
Lehrstuhl Semantik (Program in Semantics)
Institut für Sprache und Information
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Building 24.53, Room 00.94
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
E-mail: filipphil.hhude


Dr. Peter Sutton
Postdoctoral Researcher 
Phone: +49 211 81-10384
Email: Peter.Suttonuni-duesseldorfde

Kurt Erbach
Doctoral Student 
Phone: +49 211 81-10384
Email: Kurt.Erbachuni-duesseldorfde

Student Assistants  

Kathrin Byrdeck 
Maximilian Gottwein 
Fabienne Heidrich 
Vanessa Möllmann


Workshop on Countability
6-7 June, 2016

Semantics and Pragmatics Exchange Colloquium (SemPrE)
Wednesday, 12:30 pm
Building 23.32, Level 02, Room 63