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Volume 30, Issue 1 (Jun 2011)


Anmerkungen zur (Un-)Integriertheit von Konditionalsätzen mit Verberststellung

Karin Pittner
  • Germanistische Linguistik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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Published Online: 2011-05-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfsw.2011.003


Recently, it has been argued that verb-first (V1) conditionals are not, as traditionally assumed, integrated into their matrix clauses, but (quasi-)paratactically adjoined to their host clause (Axel & Wöllstein, German verb-first conditionals as unintegrated clauses. A case study in converging synchronic and diachronic evidence, Mouton de Gruyter, 2009 and Reis & Wöllstein, Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, 29: 111–179, 2010). As a consequence, the host clause of a left-peripheral V1-conditional clause is considered to be either a V1-declarative sentence or an elliptical V2-declarative sentence. The authors argue with semantic and syntactic properties of V1-clauses and also present diachronic evidence for their views. It is the aim of this paper to take a close look at their arguments in order to show that some do not withstand close scrutiny and that some of the facts presented are at least compatible with other interpretations.

Keywords:: V1-clauses; wenn-clauses; subordination; conditionals; concessives; adverbial clause

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Received: 2010-08-20

Revised: 2010-12-13

Published Online: 2011-05-10

Published in Print: 2011-06-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft, ISSN (Online) 1613-3706, ISSN (Print) 0721-9067, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfsw.2011.003. Export Citation

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