Desintegration versus Parordination bei 'obwohl'- und 'weil'- Konstruktionen

  • In the paper, German disintegrated verb-final 'obwohl' (‘although’) and 'weil' (‘because’) clauses are compared with constructions in which 'obwohl' and 'weil' precedes clauses with main clause word order. The former constructions constitute independent, yet subsidiary speech acts. Thus, the subordinating connectors and the positioning of the verb do not indicate syntactic but textual dependency. The latter constructions are of a very different kind. Here, 'obwohl' and 'weil' do not form a constituent with the following clause. Instead, they appear as syntactically independent discourse markers connecting two discourse units. As discourse markers, 'obwohl' and 'weil' obtain their special syntactic and semantic properties as elements of the derived, but independent module of Thetic Grammar.

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Author:Werner FreyGND, Federica Masiero
Parent Title (German):Im Mittelpunkt Deutsch / ed. by André Meinunger; Berlin, Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), 2018; ZASPiL Vol. 59, S. 57-82
Publisher:Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2018/06/15
Year of first Publication:2018
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/06/21
GND Keyword:Konzessivsatz; Kausalsatz
Page Number:26
First Page:57
Last Page:82
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Syntax
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL / ZASPiL 59 = Im Mittelpunkt Deutsch
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht