Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Lindström, Jan
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Emergent Clausal Syntax for Conversation: Swedish in a cross-language comparison
Beslutnr 316865
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 421 208
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Beskrivning av projektet
The sentence has been a central concept in linguistic theorizing since the middle of the last century. However, sentences and clauses have mostly been studied without context, as if they were idealized products of a well-functioning algorithm. This project builds on a study of how grammar and complex clause combinations emerge in real time and in cooperation with participants of interaction. Through this we will contribute to a dialogically based understanding of the workings of language and expand the theoretical knowledge of how the syntactic product interacts with other communicative resources, for example, body language. Also second language learning is studied from this point of view. The project has a contrastive orientation. By comparing Swedish with French, Estonian and Hebrew in a colloboration with researchers Switzerland Sweden and Israel, we will expand the scope of comparative studies of talk in conversation and social interaction.