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A New Application for Raising in HPSG: Complex Prepositions

  • One of the most popular techniques used in HPSG-based studies to describe linguistic phenomena is the raising mechanism. Besides ordinary raising verbs or adjectives, this tool has been applied for handling verbal complexes and discontinuous constituents, among other phenomena. In this paper, a new application for raising within the HPSG paradigm will be discussed, thereby investigating data from the prepositional domain. We will analyze linguistic properties of word combinations in German consisting of a preposition, a noun, and another preposition (such as auf Grund von (‘by virtue of’)), thus arguing that raising is the most appropriate method for satisfactorily describing the crucial syntactic features which are typical for those expressions. The objective of this paper is thus to demonstrate the efficiency of the raising mechanism as used in HPSG, and therefore, to emphasize the importance of designing a satisfactory uniform theory of raising within this grammar framework.

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Author:Beata Trawiński
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of FGVienna 2003: The 8th Conference on Formal Grammar. Vienna, Austria, 16-17 August 2003
Publisher:CSLI Publications
Place of publication:Stanford
Editor:Gerhard Jäger, Paola Monachesi, Gerald Penn, Shuly Wintner
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2003
Date of Publication (online):2017/01/16
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Head-driven phrase structure grammar; Präposition; Worthäufigkeit
First Page:163
Last Page:175
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG