A new project A07 “ Pragmatic Functions and Effects of Register Variation and Switch: a Register approach to negation and polarity” has just been approved for the CRC! A07 will be headed by Mingya Liu, since April 2019 junior professor at the Department of English and American Studies of the Humboldt-University.
Negation and polarity have received much attention in both formal linguistic and sociolinguistic research. These two strands of research have been conducted without closer interactions in the past. Project A07 will investigate these linguistic phenomena in the context of the interaction of variability and register.