The courses in the thematic area Theory focus on the formal modeling of natural language meaning and its theoretical foundations. The following key issues will be addressed:

The following courses will be offered:

A1 (Gottfried Vosgerau) The metaphysics of meaning

A2 (Nicholas Asher) Formal and distributional lexical semantics

A3 (Sebastian Löbner) Frame theory and semantics

A4 (Daniel Altshuler) Temporal interpretation of narrative discourse: Exploring the interaction between prominence and coherence

A5 (Katharina Hartmann) Information structure: Intonation and meaning