Prof. Dr. Regine Eckardt
I am working in formal semantics and pragmatics, specifically event semantics, negative polarity sensitivity, discourse particles, degree adjectives and adverbials and focus. In order to make the semanticists life easier, I am also interested in designing smooth, easy-to-use syntax semantics interface formats.
My second field of research is in language history, and specifically in instances of meaning change that involve restructuring the semantic composition of clauses and sentences. These are often cases which are elsewhere classed as grammaticalization.
Recently, I started thinking about context dependent interpretation and the semantics and pragmatics of free indirect discourse.
- Monography: 2006 Meaning Change in Grammaticalization. An Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- 2011c, Hands-Up Imperatives. In I. Reich (ed.): Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 2010, Universität des Saarlandes (2011/i.p.)
- 2011b, Nothing compares to you. In Ito, Satoshi (ed.): Proceedings Semantics and Linguistic Theory SALT XIX: Cornell University (2011) pp. 124 - 141.
- 2011a, Grammaticalization and Semantic Change. In Bernd Heine, Heiko Narrog (eds.): The Handbook of Grammaticalization. Oxford, Oxford University Press. (2011) 389 - 400.
- 2010/i.pr., Grammaticalization and Semantic Reanalysis. In Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn, Paul Portner (eds.): Handbook Semantics. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. (2011/i.E.).
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