More specifically, my main research interests can be described by the key words listed below. For written work on some of these topics, see papers.
adjectival and adverbial manner modification
orientation of manner adverbs
semantics of gradable adjectives
genericity, habituality, dispositions
morphosyntax and semantics of nominalizations
syntax and semantics of middles and the tough-construction
At the moment, I am finishing my PhD thesis on the syntax and semantics of adjectival and adverbial manner modification, which is supervised by Peter Bosch (U Osnabrück) and Yael Greenberg (Bar-Ilan U).
The thesis offers a unified semantic analysis of manner adverbs and adjectives which (1) accounts for the ability of the latter to modify manner, event, and individual nominals, and (2) explains the role of the adverbial suffix –ly.
To contact me, please use the following email address: olalyeks AT uos DOT de.