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Semantic and syntactic properties of verbs of communication

  • This essay is concerned with the event structure of verbs of communication. Some verbs of communication cannot easily be classified as belonging to a particular type of event structure, while others are basically Activity predicates. We show that this difference with respect to event structure depends on the lexicalization of speaker attitudes. Those verbs of communication which do not express any particular speaker attitude can be assigned an Activity event structure, which can then be expanded to yield an Accomplishment. However, genuine speech act verbs, i. e. verbs which are specified with respect to speaker attitudes, do not correspond to any event structure type and do not allow a similar expansion of their argument structure.

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Author:Kristel Proost, Daniel Glatz
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the Ninth EURALEX International Congress, EURALEX 2000, Stuttgart, Germany, August 8th - 12th, 2000. Vol. 2
Publisher:Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Place of publication:Stuttgart
Editor:Ulrich Heid
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2000
Date of Publication (online):2015/03/09
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Kommunikation; Semantik; Verb
First Page:693
Last Page:698
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland