Sven Lauer is the director of the Emmy Noether group What is it to ask a question? A formal pragmatic investigation of interrogative force at the Zukunftskolleg and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Konstanz. Sven is a member of the Konstanz semantics & pragmatics community.
In the winter term 2017/18, Sven is also a substitute professor W3 professorship General Linguistics with emphasis on semantics (regularly: Maribel Romero), jointly with Doris Penka.
Sven’s main research interests are in formal approaches to the study of pragmatics and discourse (in particular: the form-force mapping, clause types, implicatures and other pragmatic inferences) and formal semantics (in particular: imperatives, interrogatives, exclamatives, non-truth-conditional meaning, modality, conditionals, tense, causatives, free-choice). More details are available in his CV (pdf) and his Google Scholar profile.
More publications, manuscripts and handouts/slides can be found on this page.