The Effect of Clause Type on Long Extraction in German

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Show simple item record Koukoulioti, Vasiliki Bader, Markus 2017-08-30T09:54:54Z 2017-08-30T09:54:54Z 2017-08
dc.identifier.other 492898294 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract Long extraction is the movement of a phrase over a clausal boundary. Although long extraction into embedded clauses used to be acceptable in previous stages of German, it is considered to be unacceptable in Modern German. In this paper, we first review experimental evidence from our ongoing investigation of long extraction in Modern German. We then present a new experiment which compares the acceptability of the four major types of long extraction: long topicalization, long extraction into comparative clauses, embedded wh-questions and relative clauses. In accordance with the prior literature, the results indicate that long extraction is of marginal acceptability in Modern German. Long extraction into comparative clauses was found to be most acceptable, followed by embedded wh-questions. Long extraction into relative clauses and long topicalization received the lowest acceptability ratings. Overall, the results show that long extraction into embedded clauses is no less acceptable than long extraction into main clauses. The experimental findings are corroborated by observations from a corpus study. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Linguistik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 430 de_DE
dc.subject.other Long extraction en
dc.subject.other Relative clauses en
dc.subject.other Topicalization en
dc.subject.other Acceptability en
dc.subject.other Modern German en
dc.title The Effect of Clause Type on Long Extraction 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 ProcLingEvi2016 de_DE


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