The Meaning of Particle / Prefix Constructions in German

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This is really two books in one: a valuable reference resource, and a groundbreaking case study that represents a new approach to constructional semantics. It presents a detailed descriptive survey, using extensive examples collected from the Internet, of German verb constructions in which the expressions durch (‘through’), über (‘over’), unter (‘under’), and um (‘around’) occur either as inseparable verb prefixes or as separable verb particles. Based on that evidence, the author argues that the prefixed verb constructions and particle verb constructions themselves have meaning, and that this meaning involves subjective construal processes rather than objective information. The constructions prompt us to distribute focal attention according to patterns that can be articulated in terms of Talmy’s notion of “perspectival modes”. Among the other topics that play an important role in the analysis are incremental themes, reflexive trajectors, fictive motion, “multi-directional paths”, and “accusative landmarks”.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 34]  2011.  xiii, 336 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
xiii
Part I. Introduction and overview
1. Particle / prefix constructions and the study of constructional meaning
3–22
2. Route-path expressions and other basic concepts
23–31
Part II. Particle verb constructions
3. Intransitive particle verb constructions
35–56
4. Particle verbs with accusative FGs
57–76
5. UM- verbs and reflexive-trajectors
77–104
6. DURCH- verbs with accusative routes
105–128
Part III. Prefixed verb constructions
7. Prefixed verbs and holistic paths
131–161
8. Prefixed verbs and multi-directional paths
163–208
9. Prefixed verb constructions with an implicit LM
209–242
Part IV. Comparisons and conclusions
10. Contrasting über- and ÜBER- (and unter- and UNTER-)
245–261
11. Contrasting durch- and DURCH-
263–297
12. The meaning of the constructions
299–317
References
319–323
Index of subjects and names
325–327
Index of verbs
329–336
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011031014 | Marc record