CRC 991

D02: Individual psychology and public meaning: bridging the gap with frames

Funding period : 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project D02 examines the relation between the psychological level of describing the cognition of individuals and the intersubjective level on which language (and scientific understanding) operate. More concretely, it seeks to clarify the link between the individual mental representations of language users and the public meaning of linguistic expressions. This link will be established by means of frames; the recursive structure of frames allows the representation of one and the same thing at different levels of granularity. The underlying idea of D02 is to conceive public meaning as a generalization from individual mental representations.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vosgerau
Institut für Philosophie
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-105 25


Leda Berio
Phone: +49 211 81-03187
Email: leda.beriohhude

Sam Taylor
Phone: +49 211 81-03186
Email: Samuel.Tayloruni-duesseldorfde