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


Talks & Posters

Semantics and Pragmatics Exchange Colloquium (SemPrE)
mittwochs, 12:30 Uhr
Gebäude 23.32, Ebene 02, Raum 63
The SemPrE Calendar
List of talks and abstracts

SFB 991-Collaborations

A Frame-Theoretic Model of Bayesian Category Learning
Sam Taylor (D02) & Peter Sutton (C09)

Applications of Probability Theory in Linguistics
Henk Zeevat (Mercator Fellow), Peter Sutton (C09), & Vasiliki Tsouni (D05)

Intonation and evaluative bias in some-exclamatives
Curt Anderson (C10), Kurt Erbach (C09), & Ruben van de Vijver (D05)

Stochastic Frames
Annika Schuster (D01), Corina Stroessner (D01), Peter Sutton (C09), & Henk Zeevat (Mercator Fellow)