The Lab Team
Based on the assumption that variation in language is not arbitrary, I am interested in information structural and sociolinguistic factors of variation and how they constrain the choice of a variant. My research focuses on phenomena related to the syntax-semantics interface, such as structural and interpretational properties of different types of subordinate clauses, the expression of negation, or zero elements in discourse.
My research interests lie at the interface between syntax and discourse from a sociolinguistic perspective. Within a variationist framework, I aim at investigating the sociolinguistic factors that impact language change. I examine the change of specific syntactic phenomena through which information structure is expressed, both from a monolingual and a bilingual point of view, and aim at gaining better insights on the sociolinguistic conditions determining such variation and possible change.
I work in the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface, which addresses (from various vantage points) questions of how communication works in context. My current work focuses on the discourse structuring and information packaging factors that condition the choice of certain discourse markers, and seek to provide clues to our understanding of the syntax-to-discourse relation. I have worked on topics such as report speech, polysemy of functional words and disambiguation through statistical methods.
My responsibility is running and organizing the technical equipment in the lab. I am also concerned with the website administration and different tasks in the chair.
My responsibility is running and organizing the technical equipment in the lab. I am also concerned with different administrative tasks in the chair.