Sonderforschungsbereich 732:

Project C2 (Phase II)

Case and Referential Context: Argument Realization and Referential Context (Phase II)

The project investigates the impact of semantic-pragmatic features such as animacy, definiteness, specificity and topicality on case marking of verbal arguments. Our investigation of feature architectures which are relevant for Differential Object Marking in Mongolian, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish and Uzbek has shown that DOM is triggered not only by the properties of the subject, but emerges from the interaction of these with properties of the verb. In phase 2, we will investigate the impact of this interaction on semantically induced case assignment in argument alternations.

Principal investigator: Klaus von Heusinger (until March 2013), Artemis Alexiadou (from April 2013)

Researchers: Ljudmila Geist, Dolgor Guntsetseg

Former reserachers: Sofiana Chiriacescu (2011-2012), Umut Özge (6/2011-12/2012)

Former PhD-students: Janna Lipenkova (2011), Arianna Bravi (2011-2012)

Student researchers: Qingfeng Schwaderer, Farinaz Bidarian 


A detailed description of the project can be found here.

For more information about the 1. Phase of the project see here.