Program coordination project of New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (SPP 1727)

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has established the priority program “ New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence“ (SPP 1727) for a funding period of six years. During two consecutive phases of three years each, researchers at various universities and research institutions in Germany are collaborating in individual scientific projects in the field of Experimental Pragmatics. The researchers in seek to advance pragmatic theory by simultaneously formulating formally explicit models of the cognitive mechanisms underlying pragmatics and testing these models using experimental methods. In the first period (2014-17), 16 scientific projects were funded and 14 in the current phase. The Leibniz-Center General Linguistics ZAS Berlin is the host of the coordinating project as well as of four scientific projects (SIGames, SSI/LISI, MUQTASP, PSIMS).
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Funding period

1.05.2014 - 30.04.2020