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Title: A corpus-based analysis of German '(sich) erinnern'
Contributor(s): Schalley, Andrea (author); Kuhn, S (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the lexical semantics of the German memory verb '(sich) erinnern', which can be roughly translated into English as "remember, remind, recall, recollect". On the basis of qualitative data from the German COSMAS II corpora, readings of '(sich) erinnern' are carved out and discussed. They are represented using the Unified Eventity Representation (UER), which is a decompositional modelling framework for lexical meaning, and which allows the explicit depiction of relationships that are vital components of the verb's lexical semantics. We demonstrate that '(sich) erinnern' is not highly polysemous as its English counterparts might suggest. The results are also a case in point that the question what constitutes and delineates a reading should be investigated more generally.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective, p. 181-208
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9789027223753
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Human Cognitive Processing
Series Number : 21
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