Inner-sentential Propositional Proforms

Syntactic properties and interpretative effects

Werner Frey | ZAS Berlin
André Meinunger | ZAS Berlin
Kerstin Schwabe | ZAS Berlin
ISBN 9789027257154 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027266941 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Google Play logo
This book deals with sentential proforms and their relationship to their associated clauses. Sentential proforms are highly interesting from the point of view of grammatical theory, since their occurrence is determined not only by syntax, but also by prosody and semantics. The present volume contributes to a better understanding of the interfaces between these different levels. By providing syntactic, prosodic, semantic, psycholinguistic and corpus-based support, this book underpins the claim that there exist different sentential proform types in German and Dutch, that these proform types correlate with different verb classes, and that their associated related clauses are located in different syntactic positions. The present volume also looks at a Hungarian sentential proform construction, which is similar to the German(ic) structure, but, at the same time, is different in its licensing conditions.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 232] 2016.  v, 278 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Sentential pro-forms or correlates are at the core of the mechanisms that establish syntactic complexity. Various word order phenomena cannot be captured if the role of these elements or their silent counterparts is not well understood. The topic is a classic, and it recurs with every move of linguistic theory. In the present collection it is in the hands of a team of leading experts who are known for their integrative work on clause structure bringing syntax, semantics, prosodic phonology and new empirical methodologies together.”
“Not only for Germanists – this collection makes accessible to a wider audience state-of-the art thinking on the intricate puzzles of German sentential pro-forms. If you are interested in the phenomenon from a syntactic, semantic or prosodic angle, you cannot avoid this book.”
“For years, so-called correlates in German have presented a challenge to linguistic analysis, empirically and theoretically. What exactly are the conditions that trigger or block their occurrence? Is a correlate always one and the same thing? What kind of structure should be assigned to complex sentences containing an embedded clause with a correlate? Do we find similar phenomena in other languages? Written by eminent experts in their respective fields, the contributions offer convincing answers to central questions, based on new comprehensive empirical data and sophisticated theoretic thinking. In short: this is a “must read” for anybody interested in German correlates and related phenomena.”
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

Bondarenko, Tatiana
2023. Factivity-Alternating Attitude Verbs in Azeri. Languages 8:3  pp. 184 ff. DOI logo
Weisser, Philipp
2019. Implicational Complement Coordination and beyond: Towards a coherent theory of asymmetric coordination in German. Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 38:1  pp. 81 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 24 june 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016013265 | Marc record