Person

Eva Klingvall

Reader

  • English Studies
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail eva.klingvallenglund.luse

Phone +46 46 222 02 91

Room H332b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

My main research interests are within theoretical linguistics (syntax, semantics, morphology) and experimental linguistics. I have recently looked at the interaction between scope reconstruction and morphological agreement on predicates in Swedish. I currently look at the processing and linguistic acceptability of sentences with quantifying expressions in Swedish.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My research interests fall into two areas: theoretical linguistics (in particular syntax, semantics and pragmatics, but also word formation) and language processing.

In my current research, I use EEG to look at the brain's processing of anaphoric pronouns that refer back to quantified expression or to referential noun-phrases. As part of this research, I investigate the discourse focus properties of different types of quantifying expressions and discuss issues such as why negative quantifying expressions often allow and even prefer a switch in reference from a set of entities for which some property holds, to a set of entities for which it does not hold. More in general, I am interested in the processing of ambiguous expressions and in linguistic negation at different levels.

My theoretical work focuses on issues connected to argument licensing and argument alternations in, for instance, middle constructions, passives, and tough-constructions in English and Swedish. In those contexts, I have also been concerned with the interaction between morphological agreement and scope relations. I am also interested in the role played by adjectives and adverbs in generic descriptions.

Books (1)

Editorships (3)

Articles (5)

Book chapters (4)

Conference contributions (35)

Working papers (6)

Reviews (1)

Teaching

Eva Klingvall

Reader

  • English Studies
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail eva.klingvallenglund.luse

Phone +46 46 222 02 91

Room H332b

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20