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Academic Paper


Title: Semantic Structure of the German Spatial Particle über
Author: Olga Liamkina
Institution: Georgetown University
Linguistic Field: Psycholinguistics; Semantics
Subject Language: English
German
Abstract: This paper analyzes the semantic structure of the German spatial particle 'über' based on the principles of Cognitive Linguistics. By applying the Polysemy Network Model (Tyler and Evans 2003), thirteen distinct senses of 'über' are identified and conceptual connections between them are elucidated. Furthermore, the semantic structure of English 'over' (the closest counterpart of 'über') established by Tyler and Evans is expanded, and additional criteria for determining the primary and other distinct senses are proposed. Finally, the network of senses for 'über' is applied to its functions as a separable or inseparable prefix in an attempt to provide insights into the issues of prefix (in)separability in German and to account for the meaning of 'über' in a unified manner.

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This article appears IN Journal of Germanic Linguistics Vol. 19, Issue 2.

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