Fields of interest
- Formal semantics, in particular tense, aspect and modality,
- Dynamic approaches to natural language semantics,
- Formal approaches to lexical decomposition of verbs,
- Application of logical and mathematical tools in linguistics, e.g. Dependence Logic,
- Serial verb constructions,
- Relation between language and cognition, in particular the question of how formal theories can be combined with the results from neuroscience.
- Naumann, R. (to appear): Dynamics in the brain and dynamic frame theory for action verbs. To appear in L. Ströbel (Ed.): Sensory-Motor Concepts - at the Crossroads between Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf UP.
- Naumann, R. (2014): Dependencies, semantic constraints and conceptual closeness in a dynamic frame theory. To appear in Kata Balogh et al. (Eds.): Proceedings of Bridge 2014, Düsseldorf UP.
- Naumann, R. (2014): Phase quantification and frame theory. In D. Gerland, C. Horn, A. Latrouite, and A. Ortmann (Eds.): Meaning and Grammar of Nouns and Verbs, Studies in language and cognition, p.237-265. Düsseldorf UP.
- Naumann, R. & Petersen, W. (2013): An Analysis of Quantifier Scope Restrictions in Dependence Logic. In: Aloni, M.; Franke, M. & Roelofsen, F. (eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium. p. 163-170.
- Naumann, R. (2013): An outline of a dynamic theory of frames. In: Bezhanishvili, G.; Löbner, S.; Marra, V. & Richter, F. (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Tbilisi Symposium on Language Logic and Computation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7758, p. 73-93. Springer. Heidelberg.
- Naumann, R. (2011): Relating ERP-effects to theories of belief update and combining systems. In M. Aloni et. al. (Eds.): Proceedings of the 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, p. 160-169. Springer.
- A dynamic update model of sentence processing [PDF]
- Frame theory, dependence logic and strategies (with Wiebke Petersen)[PDF]