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The role of verbs and verb classes in identifying German search-constructions

  • This article describes the German search-construction, an argument structure construction that is virtually unexplored. It focuses on the questions of how instances of the construction may be detected and how the relations between its variants may be described. Verbs relevant to the construction are detected by corpus searches in DeReKo (Deutsches Referenzkorpus) using the preposi-tion nach as an anchor. The main variants of the construction are identified by grouping the verbs found to occur with it in the corpora into semantic classes. While some variants are related to the central pattern by metaphorical exten-sion or stand in a relationship of precondition to it, all of them are additionally related to at least one other variant by family relationships.

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Author:Kristel Proost
Parent Title (English):Constructing families of constructions. Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges
Series (Serial Number):Human Cognitive Processing (58)
Place of publication:Amsterdam [u.a.]
Editor:Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Alba Luzondo Oyón, Paula Pérez Sobrino
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2017
Date of Publication (online):2017/08/09
Tag:coercion; family relationships; metaphorical extension; micro-constructions; prospective possession; valency changes
First Page:17
Last Page:51
Dieser Beitrag ist aus urheberrechtlichen Gründen nicht frei zugänglich. / Due to copyright reasons the full-text of the article is not freely accessible.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik / 400 Sprache
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG