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Thematische Rollen bei einer kontrastiv und derivationell ausgerichteten Beschreibung des Valenzpotentials im Deutschen und Tschechischen

Title in English Thematic roles for describing the valency potency of German and Czech valency carriers. A contrastive and derivational perspective.

MUZIKANT Mojmír WAGNER Roland Anton

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Brünner Hefte zu Deutsch als Fremdsprache
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords decausativization; derivation; nominalization; thematic roles; valency dictionary; valency frame; valency theory
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Description The text discusses thematic roles previously suggested in the linguistic literature to capture the meaning of syntactic constituents related to the valency of a dominating word form. It aims at identifying an appropriate inventory of such roles which would serve as a descriptive tool for describing the lexical entries in a valency dictionary under construction. As the valency dictionary under consideration sets out to document the valency of categorially different lexical items derived from a common core unit, the roles used in the dictionary must be stable across derivational boundaries. In addition, they must suit the descriptive purpose, differentiate variants within a lexical entry and be intelligible to a wide audience of dictionary users and linguists working in different frameworks. The paper concludes in suggesting an inventory of 17 roles.
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