Research

Current research topics

  • Lexical semantics: currently mainly clause-embedding predicates
  • Syntax-semantics interface: compositionality, syntax and semantics of adverbials; ambiguity and disambiguation
  • Word formation: sub-lexical structures, semantics of word composition
  • Causality at word and sentence level: Semantics and models of causality
  • Psycholinguistics: anaphora resolution, discourse relations, causality

Directed research projects

  • 2012-2013
    The Structure and Processing of Explanatory Discourse in German and Norwegian: A Psycholinguistic Investigation into Discourse Theory (co-PI: Oliver Bott, University of Tübingen), financed by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Member of the following research projects

  • 2006-2011
    Sonderforschungsbereicht 732 "Incremental Specification in Context", Projekts B4 (Kamp/Roßdeutscher: "Lexikalische Information und ihre Entfaltung im Kontext von Wortbildung, Satz und Diskurs") and D1 (Reyle: "Representation of Ambiguities and their Resolution in Context"), Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS), University of Stuttgart.
  • 1999-2001
    "Languages in Contrast" (project leader: Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen) at the University of Oslo.