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The Research Unit Questions at the Interfaces (QI) started in April 2016 and has been granted it’s second funding period at the last DFG Senat meeting.

It is dedicated to investigating question formation, with a particular emphasis on non-canonical questions (e.g., rhetorical, echo, self-addressed, suggestive). This Research Unit (RU) combines expertise from theoretical, computational and experimental linguistics as well as visual analytics to study how different components of grammar (morphology, syntax, phonology) interface with one another to signal a particular meaning.

Department of Linguistics Department of Computer and Information Science