Daniel BüringProfessor of Linguistics
My own teaching and research focusses on natural language semantics and pragmatics, in other words, meaning and use of language. A particular interest of mine is intonational meaning, that is, how tone of voice, melody or inflection influence the meaning of what we say. I try to develop formal tools capable of modeling this kind of interaction between meaning, prosody, and syntax.
Currently I am developing a new formalism for calculating and interpreting focus alternatives, called Unalternative Semantics.
Other topics of interest to me are German syntax, binding theory, and generally all aspects of the syntax-semantics interface.
My brand-new book, Intonation and Meaning, a
survey/state-of-the-art book, just appeared with Oxford University Press. A while back, I wrote
a textbook on the syntax and semantics of Binding Theory.
I like to
sail, and to play and sing with bands, and am always open to invitations
for either one...
I like to sail, and to play and sing with bands, and am always open to invitations for either one...