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The Lexicalisation of Speech Act Evaluations in German, English and Dutch

  • This article is concerned with the way in which different types of speech act evaluations are lexicalized by speech act verbs and speech act idioms. The authors first distinguish different types of explicit and implicit evaluations which may be lexicalized by speech act verbs. The meanings of speech act verbs in German, English and Dutch are compared to examine which types of evaluations are lexicalized in each of these languages. Having established an inventory of evaluation types lexicalized by speech act verbs, they compare the evaluations lexicalized by speech act verbs with those lexicalized by speech act idioms. Particularly, he authors ask themselves whether certain types of evaluations may be lexicalized by idioms rather than by verbs, and if so, whether this phenomenon also holds cross- linguistically. They shall also examine whether those evaluations typically expressed by speech act idioms are the same in German, English and Dutch.

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Author:Gisela Harras, Kristel Proost
Parent Title (English):Perspectives on Variation. Sociolinguistic, Historical, Comparative
Series (Serial Number):Trends in linguistics : Studies and monographs (163)
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin, New York
Editor:Nicole Delbecque, Johan van der Auwera, Dirk Geeraerts
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2005
Date of Publication (online):2015/06/08
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Lexikalisierung; Niederländisch; Phraseologie; Sprechakt
First Page:319
Last Page:336
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikologie / Etymologie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland