Syntax & Lexicon

The linking of simple units to to more complex units is a central feature of human language. The research area Syntax & Lexicon deals with the properties of these connections and investigates the nature and complexity of these connections across languages.

Our research is based on formal theories, but also has practical applications, such as in the creation of an extensive database backed by corpus data of clause-embedding predicates in different languages has been created. The investigations on the different possibilities for expressing complex ideas by combining words or sentences will be incorporated into the research on comprehensibility and language mixing.

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