CRC 991

C10: A frame-based analysis of adjective-noun combinations

Funding period : 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project C10 aims at a semantic analysis of the compositional interaction of attributive adjectives with nouns in German and English. The contributions of C10 will be as follows: (i) Based on the analysis of the lexical decomposition of noun and adjective meanings, it will provide an explicit picture of the mechanisms of composition involved. (ii) Linking the research to previous frame analyses of the semantic mechanisms of nominal compounding will contribute a general picture of modification. (iii) Merging the analysis of adjective-noun combinations with the theory of nominal concept types will lead to new questions and insights.

Project proposal: [ pdf ]

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Kruppstraße 108 / Geb. 46.21
40227 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-133 99

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wiebke Petersen
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-152 95
E-Mail: petersewuni-duesseldorfde


PD Dr. Oliver Hellwig
Phone: +49 211 81-03177
Email: Oliver.Hellwiguni-duesseldorfde

Dr. Curtis Anderson
Email: anderschhude