9781575863306

Beyond Alternations: A Constructional Model of the German Applicative Pattern

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    9781575863306

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    1575863308

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Beyond Alternationsprovides a unified account of the semantic effects of the German applicative ("be-") construction. Using natural data from a variety of corpora, the authors propose that this pattern is inherently meaningful and that its meaning provides the basis for creative extensions.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(10)
An Alternation-Based Account
11(24)
Overview of Brinkmann (1997)
11(1)
Preposition Incorporation
12(11)
Grammatical Architecture
12(7)
Representing Valence Augmentation and Creation
19(3)
Unpredicted Properties of Other Prefix Verbs
22(1)
Interpretive Principles
23(12)
Holism
23(4)
Theme Omissibility
27(5)
Exteriority
32(3)
The Constructional Approach
35(16)
Theory Overview
35(7)
Null Complementation
42(1)
Valence Augmentation
43(2)
Valence Creation
45(3)
Exteriority
48(1)
Holism
49(1)
Concreteness and Compositionality
49(2)
The Linking Constructions in Combination
51(14)
The Semantics of the Applicative Pattern
65(42)
The Prototype
67(5)
Metaphorical Extensions of the Central Sense
72(4)
Seeing is Contact with the Percept
73(1)
Attending to Something is Directing One's Attention to it
74(1)
Discourse is Travel Across a Topic
75(1)
Non-metaphorical Extensions
76(13)
Communication and Affecting as Transfer
77(2)
Iteration
79(3)
Intensification
82(1)
Affectedness
83(5)
Act in a Particular Capacity Toward Someone
88(1)
Historical Evidence
89(4)
Verb Classes and Partial Productivity
93(1)
Restrictions on Verb-Construction Integration
94(13)
Accompanied Motion Verbs
95(2)
Verbs of Inherent Directed Motion
97(1)
Verbs of Nondirected Motion
98(2)
Verbs of Surface Depression
100(2)
Verbs of Position
102(5)
Conclusion 107(2)
Appendix: Verb Classes 109(22)
1 The Coverage Scenario
110(5)
1.1 Bivalent [Theme Covers Location]
110(1)
1.2 Trivalent [Agent Covers Location with Theme]
111(4)
2 Metaphorical Extensions
115(3)
2.1 Discourse as Travel across a Topic
115(2)
2.2 Seeing as Contact with the Percept
117(1)
2.3 Attending to a Percept as Contact with it
117(1)
3 Inference-based Extensions
118(6)
3.1 Extensions Based on the Transfer Entailment
118(3)
3.2 Iterated Action
121(1)
3.3 Intensive Action/State
122(1)
3.4 Affecting
122(2)
3.5 Acting in a Particular Capacity
124(1)
4 Surrounding and Containment
124(1)
5 Removal
125(1)
6 Proximity
126(1)
7 Pseudo-Applicative Participles
126(1)
8 Verbs and Participles that Could not be Assigned to any Class
127(4)
References 131(4)
Index 135

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