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Author Brinkmann, Ursula.

Title The locative alternation in German [electronic resource] : its structure and acquisition / Ursula Brinkmann.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins, ©1997.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Series Language acquisition & language disorders, 0925-0123 ; v. 15
Language acquisition & language disorders ; v. 15. 0925-0123
Note Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and indexes.
Summary This monograph deals with the locative alternation in German, a change in the argument structure of verbs like spray and load. Like most argument structure changes, the alternation is both productive and constrained: new forms may be derived, but not from all candidate verbs. This raises a learnability problem: how can children determine, in the absence of negative evidence, which verbs participate in the alternation? The Locative Alternation in German tries to answer this question by providing an in-depth analysis of the conditions that verbs must meet in order to participate in the alternati.
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Subject German language -- Locative constructions.
German language -- Prepositions.
German language -- Verb.
German language -- Case.
German language -- Morphology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Brinkmann, Ursula. Locative alternation in German. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : J. Benjamins, ©1997 1556197780 9781556197789 (DLC) 97026692 (OCoLC)37300630
ISBN 9789027281715 (electronic bk.)
9027281718 (electronic bk.)