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Spatial and temporal relations in German word-formation

  • In the German language, there are two central ways of integrating spatial and temporal information by means of word-formation. Firstly, this type of information is typically located in the verbal phrase of sentences. As a consequence, it plays a major role in the area of word-formation of verbs too. The two major classes of such verbs found in German (“Partikelverben” and “Doppelpartikelverben”) are located in the transition zone between syntax and word-formation. The same adverbial relation is found in one type of nominal compounds (“Rektionskomposita”). On the other hand, space and time are prominent among the relations constituting the patterns of the prototypical type of noun compounds (“N+N-Komposita”). The integration of these relations into compounds involves some kind of functional interpretation.

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Author:Ludwig M. EichingerGND
Parent Title (English):Word-Formation. An International Handbook of the Languages of Europe. Volume 2
Series (Serial Number):Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (40/2)
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin/Boston
Editor:Peter O. Müller, Ingeborg Ohnheiser, Susan Olsen, Franz Rainer
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2015
Date of Publication (online):2016/07/08
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Raum; Wortbildung; Zeit
First Page:1373
Last Page:1389
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
Open Access?:nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt