Presentational/Existential Structures in Spoken versus Written German: Es Gibt and SEIN

Weinert, Regina (2013) Presentational/Existential Structures in Spoken versus Written German: Es Gibt and SEIN. Journal of Germanic Linguistics, 25 (01). pp. 37-79. ISSN 1470-5427

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Abstract

This article presents a synchronic, corpus-based examination of spoken German with regard to the distribution and function of presentational/ existential es gibt NP and a range of SEIN NP structures such as da SEIN , locative SEIN , es SEIN , and zero-locative SEIN . In particular, the use of da SEIN has been neglected in previous research. While es gibt is equally frequent in the spoken and written data, SEIN structures are typical of spoken German only, with da SEIN being the most frequent. The article concentrates on clauses with indefinite NPs, while the presentation of events with da and wider da-usage in spoken German are also considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q100 Linguistics
R200 German studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 17:52
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 09:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/11211

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