Project A2:
Linguistic Theories as Data Types

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Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Uwe Mönnich
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstraße 19
72074 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 29-74035
Fax: +49 7071 29-5212
Email: see personal web page


Project staff:

PD Dr Stephan Kepser
Phone: +49 7071 29 72732
Fax: +49 7071 29 5830
Email: see personal web page
Hendrik Maryns
Phone: +49 7071 29 72732
Fax: +49 7071 29 5830
Email: see personal web page


Data, especially linguistic data, are not simply given. The particular structure is pretty much pre-determined by the theoretical perspective by which it is seen. The present project starts from the central hypothesis that the current discussion about differences in leading paradigms of linguistic theories suppresses the functions of the underlying sorts of data types and ignores the issue of data structures by restricting itself to contrasting characteristic formal models (generation, unification, constraint satisfaction). We intend to investigate the mathematical, theory of science related, and practical problems that arise out of a methodologically sound treatment of the notion of a datum.

Proposal for the first phase
Report on the first phase
Proposal for the second phase
(all in German)



Corpus search tools: Finite Structure Query and MonaSearch

Stephan Kepser
Last modified: Tue May 26 18:04:15 CEST 2009