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Lexikonprojektion und Konstruktion: Experimentelle Studien zu Argumentalternationen im Deutschen

  • Debates on lexicalist vs. constructionist modelling of argument alternations are typically based on data from single constructions, each including different types of verbs. Evidence from constructions with an identical set of verb types that systematically differ in their meaning is lacking, even though such evidence is imperative for specifically investigating the dependence of argument alternations on the interaction between construction and lexical meanings. We present two acceptability studies where verb lexeme meanings and constructions - specifically active voice, impersonal passive and the construction with man 'one' in German - vary systematically. Prima facie our results support a constructionist explanation, because each construction exhibits a unique acceptability cline. However, across constructions, an adequate explanation has to consider verb-based lexical meanings. The most plausible explanation is that the semantic features licensed by the construction are matched with the semantic features provided by the verb lexeme.

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Author:Franziska KretzschmarGND, Beatrice PrimusORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Variation in der Argumentstruktur des Deutschen
Series (Serial Number):Linguistische Berichte - Sonderhefte (28.)
Place of publication:Hamburg
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2021/01/12
Tag:acceptability judgments; agentivity; feature matching; impersonal passive; indefinite pronoun man ´one´
GND Keyword:Agentiv; Argumentstruktur; Deutsch; Unpersönliches Passiv
First Page:27
Last Page:57
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Lexikologie / Etymologie
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt