Event-Related Modifiers in German Adjectival Passives

  • Barbara Schlücker

Abstract

The claim that the German Zustandspassiv is not a voice-category but should be analyzed as a copular construction raises the question of how to explain the occurence of event-related modifiers within these constructions. It is argued that event-related modifiers should not be analyzed as a uniform group, and that their admissibility (or unadmissibility) can be explained on the basis of their different syntactic positions as well as by the way pragmatics interprets these modifiers.
Published
2019-08-20
How to Cite
Schlücker, B. (2019). Event-Related Modifiers in German Adjectival Passives. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 417-430. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.777