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Haben-statives in German. A syntactic analysis


Businger, Martin (2013). Haben-statives in German. A syntactic analysis. In: Alexiadou, Artemis; Schäfer, Florian. Non-Canonical Passives. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 141-162.

Abstract

This paper addresses stative sentences like "Er hat den Arm verbunden" (‘He has his arm bandaged’), which are going to be referred to as haben-statives. A ‘passive analysis’ of haben-statives is rejected. Instead, I put forward a syntactic analysis of haben-statives where haben ‘have’ embeds a small clause in which the participle functions as an adjectival predicate. In my approach, Kratzer’s (1993) stipulative distinction between ‘lexical’ and ‘phrasal’ adjectivization (cf. Rothstein 2007) can be abandoned. The proposed analysis allows for a uniform analysis of an array of different haben-structures in German, since they can all be ascribed the same underlying structure.

Abstract

This paper addresses stative sentences like "Er hat den Arm verbunden" (‘He has his arm bandaged’), which are going to be referred to as haben-statives. A ‘passive analysis’ of haben-statives is rejected. Instead, I put forward a syntactic analysis of haben-statives where haben ‘have’ embeds a small clause in which the participle functions as an adjectival predicate. In my approach, Kratzer’s (1993) stipulative distinction between ‘lexical’ and ‘phrasal’ adjectivization (cf. Rothstein 2007) can be abandoned. The proposed analysis allows for a uniform analysis of an array of different haben-structures in German, since they can all be ascribed the same underlying structure.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:07 Jan 2014 14:58
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 01:41
Publisher:John Benjamins
ISBN:978-9-0272-5588-4
Official URL:https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/la.205.07bus/details
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/zbz/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=ZAD&doc=ebi01_prod009762676 (Library Catalogue)

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