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Onpersoonlijke datief-nominatiefwerkwoorden in het hedendaagse Duits: definitie, inventaris en semantische classificatie

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  • Joren Somers

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Several studies have drawn attention to the fact that subjecthood is not necessarily associated with nominative case-marking (Andrews 1976, Þráinsson 1979, Zaenen, Maling & Þráinsson 1985, Sigurðsson 1989, inter alia).1 This article seeks to contribute to the study of non-canonically case marked subjects by zooming in on nominative-dative verbs in Present-Day with a subject-like oblique argument (henceforth: impersonal dative-nominative verbs). The aim of this article is twofold. First, I present an exhaustive list of all German impersonal dative-nominative verbs, and secondly, I aim to classify them according to the semantic typology suggested by Barðdal et al. (2016). The results show that impersonal dative-nominative verbs are far more numerous than hitherto assumed, and that their semantic distribution gravitates towards meanings pertaining to emotions, cognitive processes, and contexts of gain and benefit.

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Somers, J., (2021) “Onpersoonlijke datief-nominatiefwerkwoorden in het hedendaagse Duits: definitie, inventaris en semantische classificatie”, Handelingen - Koninklijke Zuid-Nederlandse maatschappij voor taal- en letterkunde en geschiedenis 75(1), 211–238. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/kzm.87034

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20 Oct 2021
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