An Experimental Investigation of Agent Prototypicality and Agent Prominence in German

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Show simple item record Kretzschmar, Franziska Graf, Tim Philipp, Markus Primus, Beatrice 2019-07-31T13:19:35Z 2019-07-31T13:19:35Z 2019-07-31
dc.identifier.other 1672104963 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract We investigate whether prototypicality or prominence of semantic roles can account for role-related effects in sentence interpretation. We present two acceptability-rating experiments testing three different constructions: active, personal passive and DO-clefts involving the same type of transitive verbs that differ with respect to the agentive role features they select. Our results reveal that there is no cross-constructional advantage for prototypical roles (e.g., agents), hence disconfirming a central tenet of role prototypicality. Rather, acceptability clines depend on the construction under investigation, thereby highlighting different role features. This finding is in line with one core assumption of the prominence account stating that role features are flexibly highlighted depending on the discourse function of the respective construction. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Prototyp <Linguistik> , Agens , Thematische Relation de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 430 de_DE
dc.subject.other semantic roles en
dc.subject.other agent prototypicality en
dc.subject.other agent prominence en
dc.subject.other acceptability ratings en
dc.title An Experimental Investigation of Agent Prototypicality and Agent Prominence in German en
dc.type ConferenceObject de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal ProcLingEvi2018 de_DE


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