The HULC lab is a cooperation of researchers based at the Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie (Institute for German as a foreign language philology) and the Institut für Übersetzen und Dolmetschen (Institute of Translating and Interpreting), at Heidelberg University. The HULC lab was founded in September 2011. Our facilities include an Eye Tracking lab, a Language laboratory, and an RT lab. Members of the HULC lab are currently carrying out MA, PhD, Postdoctoral or ‘Habilitation’ research.
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In the domain of motion event encoding, Mandarin Chinese is often referred to when it comes to languages that are 'in between' the well-known verb-framed vs. satellite-framed distinction (Talmy 1985). Slobin (2004) classified Mandarin as an equipollently-framed language, i.e., path and manner information is distributed over two "equal" verbs. The structure that Slobin had in mind when he made this proposal is the so called "serial-verb-construction". However, a closer look at Mandarin Chinese raises quite a few questions which 1) relate to the context in which speakers actually use a serial verb construction, and 2) whether or not, it is even justified to analyze the lexical units that are combined, as being verbs. These two questions are in the focus of this project.