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Emergent pseudo-coordination in spoken German. A corpus-based exploration

  • This paper investigates emergent pseudo-coordination in spoken German. In a corpus-based study, seven verbs in the first conjunct are analyzed regarding the degree of semantic bleaching and the development of subjective or aspectual meaning components. Moreover, it is shown that each verb shows distinct tendencies for co-ocurrences, especially with deictic adverbs in the first conjunct and with specific verbs and verb classes in the second conjunct. It is argued that pseudo-coordination is originally motivated by the need for ‘chunking’ in unplanned speech and that it is still prominently used in this function in German, in contrast to languages in which pseudo-coordination is grammaticalized further.

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Author:Nadine ProskeORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2019
Date of Publication (online):2019/11/18
Tag:grammaticalization; motion verbs; posture verbs; pseudo-coordination; spoken German
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Gesprochene Sprache; Grammatikalisation; Korpus <Linguistik>; Verb
First Page:115
Last Page:136
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.

This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Program areas:Pragmatik
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt