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Title: Direkte und indirekte Partizipation
Subtitle: Zur Typologie der sprachlichen Repräsentation konzeptueller Relationen
Written By: Christian Lehmann
Yong-Min Shin
Elisabeth Verhoeven
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Language Typology 04

Die vorliegende typologische Studie ist im Überlappungsbereich zwischen den
funktionalen Domänen Partizipation und Possession angesiedelt. In einer
gegebenen Situation unterhalten die Situationsbeteiligten Beziehungen zum
Situationskern, aber auch untereinander. Bei der sprachlichen Umsetzung
dieser konzeptuellen Relationen verhalten sich die Sprachen der Welt höchst
unterschiedlich, je nachdem welcher dieser Relationen sie im Ausdruck den
Vorzug geben. Die Autoren zeigen die diesbezüglichen Ausdrucksstrategien
für verschiedene Situationstypen und die systematischen Zusammenhänge
zwischen ihnen auf.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895866091
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 160
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