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.
His 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.