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Mr Prof. Dr. Oliver Bott

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Curriculum Vitae

  • since WiSe 2019/20 - Professor for Experimental Pragmatics (Bielefeld).
  • WiSe 2018/19 until end of SoSe 2019 - Akademischer Rat, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen.
  • SoSe 2017 - Substitute professorship for German Linguistics at the TU Dortmund University.
  • SoSe 2017 - Habilitation in General Linguistics and German Linguistics.
  • 2015-2018 - DFG project with own position "Composition in Context", DFG priority program XPrag.de
  • 2009-2015 - Postdoc and project leader in project B1 (Bott, Sternefeld, Ulrich) "Incrementality of Semantic Interpretation" of SFB 833 "Construction of Meaning", University of Tübingen.
  • 2011 - PhD in general linguistics
  • 2005-2009 - research assistant in project C1 (Reis, Hinrichs) of the SFB 441 "Linguistic Data Structures", University of Tübingen
  • 2004 - Psychology Diploma (University of Tübingen)
  • 2001-2004 - research associate in project A4 (Pafel) research assistant in project A4 (Pafel) of the SFB 441 "Linguistic Data Structures", University of Tübingen
  • 2000 - Magister Artium in German Linguistics (University of Tübingen)

Current research topics

The Experimental Pragmatics group in Bielefeld investigates the processing of linguistic meaning using psycholinguistic methods. Our current research topics include:

  • Incremental semantic and pragmatic interpretation
  • Semantic and pragmatic expectations in discourse
  • Implicit causality
  • Interpretation of quantifying expressions
  • Event interpretation in language
  • Resolution of compositional conflicts in coercion
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