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The aim of this project is to support the morphosyntactic and semantic research of undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Linguistics and Baltic Studies (Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts). This goal will be reached by assembling a student research team which will pursue the investigation of the grammatical and semantic phenomena related to comparison and quantification in natural language.

PI: Mgr. Marcin Wągiel, Ph.D.
Masaryk University
1/2022 – 12/2022


The aim of this project is to support the comparative and typological research of undergraduate and graduate students at the Department of Linguistics and Baltic Studies (Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts). This goal will be reached by assembling a student research team which will pursue the investigation of the grammatical and semantic phenomena related to the degree and number category across languages.

PI: Mgr. Marcin Wągiel, Ph.D.
Masaryk University
1/2021 – 12/2021


This project aims for a theoretically guided, cross-linguistic and experimental investigation of part-whole structures in natural language. Specifically, it will attempt to provide novel evidence for a mereotopological approach to nominal semantics, i.e., a theory of wholes that captures not only parthood but also topological relations holding between parts. The project will explore the following empirical domains:

  • partitive constructions
  • different types of quantifiers
  • part-whole adjectives

It will focus on a variety of expressions referring within distinct ontological domains, e.g., concrete and abstract entities, eventualities, and social roles, in typologically diverse languages and will seek to identify universal properties of the part of language faculty dedicated to the notion of parthood. The expected outcome of the project concerns radical rethinking the ontology of models accounting for nominal semantics.

PI: Mgr. Marcin Wągiel, Ph.D.
Masaryk University, University College London, University of Amsterdam, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Graz, University of Wrocław, University of Warsaw
1/2020 – 12/2022

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