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Valency and aspectuality : syntactic and semantic motivation for the notion of "change of state"

  • Certain semantic properties of verbs have syntactic consequences in that they restrict the ability of the verb to occur in particular constructions. It will be argued that such semantic properties may not be introduced for syntactic purposes alone, but that the semantic nature and relevance of these properties has to be proved. In the following sections it will be shown which semantic verbal properties have to be assumed to capture the restrictions for the occurrence of a certain syntactic pattern in German, the so-called a construction These same properties will also turn out to be necessary for the explanation of semantic phenomena like sentential aspect. Finally, the meaning of the introduced notions and their theoretical status will be discussed.

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Author:Stefan EngelbergORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Sprache – Sprechen – Handeln : Akten des 28. Linguistischen Kolloquiums, Graz 1993. Band 1 (Linguistische Arbeiten ; 320)
Place of publication:Tübingen
Editor:Irmgard Stütz, Dieter W. Halwachs
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:1994
GND Keyword:Aspekt; Deutsch; Verb
Page Number:7
First Page:53
Last Page:59
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland