I am a PhD student at the University of Tübingen with Sigrid Beck and Manfred Krifka as my advisors. I am currently working at the Collaborative Research Center 833 (SFB 833) in project C1 “Parametric Variation in the Semantic Component of Grammar”.
My main research interests center around the semantics of comparatives, focus and the diachronic development of (scalar) particles, especially in the context of cross-linguistic variation at the syntax/semantics interface, processing and language acquisition.
On the empirical side, I am doing fieldwork on Nenets, a Samoyedic language spoken, among others, in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug in Russia. I am also conducting experiments on comparison constructions cross-linguistically. What I am particularly intrigued by is the question of how formal semantic theory fares in the light of different kinds of empirical data and what we can learn about grammar by enriching our theory with new insights gained from new data.
Polina Berezovskaya, M.A.
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