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Case alternation in present-day German: A corpus-based analysis of the conditions of use of accusative and dative with non-transparent two-way prepositional verbs

Building on corpus-based analysis, this project explores the motivations behind the case alternation between accusative and dative in verbal constructions with two-way prepositions in present-day German from a constructionist perspective, considering both cases as parts of alternating constructions with semantic functions in their own right, and focusing on the interplay between the constructions and the semantic and morphosyntactic properties of the lexical items.

Date:1 Oct 2012 →  30 Sep 2016
Keywords:German, syntax, semantics
Disciplines:Other languages and literary studies, Linguistics, Theory and methodology of linguistics