CRC 991

D04: The role of information structure in sentence formation and construal: a frame-based approach

Funding period: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project D04 extends frame theory to the information structure (IS) – morphosyntax interface and the common ground (CG), which is relevant to this interface. It adopts a typological approach and concentrates on four languages in which discourse-pragmatics is immediately reflected in the morphosyntax: three non-configurational languages, Lakhota, Tagalog and Kapampangan, and one discourse-configurational language, Hungarian. D04 aims at (i) characterizing the structure-building aspect of IS as well as its effects on argument realization and constituent order, and (ii) modeling the findings that relate to the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface via frames.

Head of the project

Prof. Dr. Robert D. Van Valin jr.
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-107 17
E-Mail: vanvalinphil.uni-duesseldorfde

Dr. Anja Latrouite
Heinrich-Heine-Universität
Institut für Sprache und Information
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Telefon: +49 211 81-11939
Email: latrouitephil.uni-duesseldorfde

Staff

Dr. Katalin Balogh
Phone: +49 211 81-13845
Email: Katalin.Baloghuni-duesseldorfde

Patrick Nuhn
Telefon: +49 211 81-15663
Email: nuhnphil.uni-duesseldorfde