Lexical Template Morphology

Change of state and the verbal prefixes in German

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While there have been many attempts in the literature to account for the semantics and syntax of individual German(ic)prefixes, this is the first time that the prefixes have been analysed in a unified way and a framework established that is capable of relating the prefixes to each other and to other areas of the grammar.
The templates provide the means whereby a State/Change of State feature interacts with Figure and Ground arguments to generate prefixed verbs, noun- and adjective-incorporating verbs, and oblique case marking on the complements of simplex verbs and adjectives.
This book presents a new and potentially powerful theory of lexical morphology that will be of interest not only to morphologists and those working on the grammar of German, but also syntacticians working on the Locative and Dative Alternations, and linguists whose prime concern is the organization of the lexicon, and the realization of the semantics of change of state predicates.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 58]  2002.  x, 273 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
ix
Introduction
1–7
1. Understanding the prefixes: The view so far
9–38
2. The be-verbs in the Figure/Ground schema
39–84
3. The Figure/Ground schema and the Indo-European case system
85–119
4. The non-locational prefixes and the hidden Ground
121–171
5. Deadjectival prefixed verbs
173–210
6. The Dative and the Locative Alternations
211–221
7. The loss of the prefixes in English
223–246
References
247–257
Index of names of writers cited
259–261
Index of German prefixed verbs
263–266
General index
267–270
“This work provides an original and thought-provoking analysis of a long-standing and difficult problem in German syntax.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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