Marvin Schmitt's research focuses on formal semantics/pragmatics. In his dissertation he is investigating the meaning and use of the discourse particle okay in spoken German. For this purpose he combines conversation analysis and semantics/pragmatics both methodologically and theoretically. The investigation of okay will be modeled in a general formal model of speech act production and comprehension. The model builds on different formalisms (dynamic syntax, event calculus, constraint logic programming) and offers formalizations of essential conversation analytic concepts (e.g. adjacency pair, preference structure, turn-constructional unit).
He is generally interested in human interaction and the interpretation processes underlying it. Moreover, he enjoys doing math and logic.
Anton Benz, Manfred Krifka & Marvin Schmitt
Anton Benz, Friederike Buch & Marvin Schmitt
Guest talk 18.11.2021
Krifka, Manfred, Friederike Buch, Marvin Schmitt & Tue Trinh
Staff talk 25.06.2020