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Research

Research projects (third-party funding)

Research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
(De)-linking prosodic and discourse prominence: The case of non-assertive speech acts
CSC 1252 "Prominence in Language"
Principal investigator: Sophie Repp
Researcher: Dr- Heiko Seeliger
January 2021 - December 2024

Research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
Affirmative and rejecting responses to assertions and polar questions 2

DFG Priority Program "XPrag: New Pragmatic Theories"
Principal investigator: Sophie Repp
Researchers: Dr. des. Marlijn Meijer (until 2019); PD Dr. Ljudmila Geist and Dr. Cornelia Loos (2020-2021)
January 2018 - September 2021

Research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
Prosodic prominence in non-assertive speech acts
CSC 1252 "Prominence in Language"
Principal investigator: Sophie Repp
Researcher: Dr. Heiko Seeliger
November 2018 - December 2020

Research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
Affirmative and rejecting responses to assertions and polar questions

DFG Priority Program "XPrag: New Pragmatic Theories"
Principal investigators: Manfred Krifka& Sophie Repp
Researchers: Dr. Berry Claus; Marlijn Meijer, M.A.
September 2014 - December 2017

Research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
Information structure in non-assertive speech acts
Project A2 of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 632 Informations structure
Principal investigators: Manfred Krifka & Sophie Repp
Researchers: Dr. Andreas Haida; Tue Trinh, PhD (2011-2013); Imke Driemel M.A., (2013-2015)
July 2011 - June 2015

 

Research interests

Theoretical Linguistics. I conduct research in semantics, pragmatics, phonetics and phonology, syntax and their interfaces for the following phenomena.

  • non-assertive speech acts: biased and unbiased questions, exclamatives
  • negation (propositional, non-propositional)
  • ellipsis, coordination
  • left periphery including verb-second phenomena
  • common ground management, discourse particles, VERUM (focus)
  • information structure (contrast, topic)
  • prominence

Quantitative data methods. I use the following empirical methods.

  • acceptability judgement experiments
  • free and forced-choice production experiments
  • audio and video recording experiments for multi-modal communication
  • picture verification task experiments
  • reaction time studies
  • corpus analyses

Psycholinguistic interests

  • Repair
  • Memory
  • Prominence