Mensch Konstruktion

1. General

1.1. Label


1.2. Reasons for construction status

(reasons for constructional status)

1.3. Examples

i) dEr is=n mensch der zwischendurch ma n=bissen REden will;

ii) das Is einfach n=mensch äh der gehört auch zu MIR;

iii) ick bin ja dann o:=so=n tYp-> (0.58) der sich da ooch kEin stÜck NACHgeben will.

2. Language Information


2.2. Language


2.3. Variety

Spoken German

2.4. Speech Community

(to be filled out if the construction is used in a particular speech community)

2.5. Language Contact

(to be filled out if the construction influenced by constructions from another languages)

2.6. Time Period

(time period of construction)

2.7. Stage of Acquisition

(comments on age and circumstances of the acquisition)

3. Form

3.1. Syntax


(general comments on the syntactic properties of the construction) biclausal

3.1.2. Internal Valency

  1. clause = predicate nominative

  1. clause = relative clause bzw. dependent main clause Constituency

[ich (.) ich]SUB [bin]KOP [ein MENSCH,]SG, MASK, PN [der (.) der] SG, MASK, SUB eIgentlich (--) jemand=n was erZÄHLT,

  1. clause: Pronoun/proper name + copula + "typ/mensch/einer/derjenige/jemand"

  1. clause: relative junctor + (modalizer) + Verb

topological variation between V2 and VL-position (subordinate syntax in German) in the second clause

3.1.3. External Category

(category label) Structural Position

(syntagmatic relationships with other constructions (but see also 4.3))

3.2. Morphology


(general comments on the morphological properties of the construction)

3.2.2. Internal Morphological Properties of Elements

(morphological properties of elements)

3.2.3. External Morphological Properties of Construction

(morphological properties of the construction itself)

4. Meaning

4.1. Semantics


person attribution

4.1.2. Internal Frame

(frame evoked) Event

(event type) Participants

used for self or other attribtution Truth-Conditional Information

(information on the truthconditional properties of the construction) Negation

possible, less frequent Scope

(description of the scope of the construction)

4.1.3. External Semantic Class

(semantic category) Relation to Construction-External Semantic Elements

(description of semantic relations outside of the construction) Truth Relations

(information on the truthconditional relationships of the construction) Semantic Presuppositions

(semantic presupposition) Semantic Entailments

(semantic entailments)

4.2. Pragmatics


(general comments on the pragmatic behaviour of the construction)

4.2.2. Internal

(internal pragmatic properties)

4.2.3. External Indexical Properties Deixis

(linguistic and extralinguistic domains indexed) Intertextuality

(intertextual links evoked) Interpersonal Function

(politeness, other-self, etc.) Speaker attitude

(modality, epistemic, emotion) Speech Act Function

(illocutionary force) Rhetorical Function

(rhetorical potential) Style

(stylistic features) Pragmatic Presuppositions / Implicature

(modality, epistemic, emotion)

4.3. Discourse Properties

4.3.1. Internal Turn Constructional Status

(status as TCU) Within-Turn Position

(turn-initial, -medial, -final position, etc.)

4.3.2.External Sequential Context

(position in sequence) Position in Text- and Dialogue-Structure

(position in larger discourse structure) Sequence Type

(type of sequence)

4.4. Information Structure

4.4.1. Internal Topic - Comment

(contribution to topic-comment structure) Focus

(placement of focus)

4.4.2. External Signaled Information Status

(status of information as given, new, inferable, etc.) Information Status Requirements

(information status requirements)

4.5. Data

4.5.1. Introspection

(introspective data used)

4.5.2. Authentic data Source data properties

Spoken German corpora, duration 157h 46min, containing 53 construals:

Big-Brother-corpus (tv programm: daily soap) - 22h 40min

doctor/patient-talk/interviews - 16h 22min

therapeutic interaction - 2h 36min

job interviews - 10h 29min

Fussbroichs-corpus (tv docu-soap about with a familiy in cologne) - 3h 37min

Dialect-interviews 97h 2 min Methods of Analysis

(source material size/length, number of tokens considered, sampling, search string, sample rate, number of retrieved hits, cleaning procedures)

4.6. Literature

(list of literature in which this construction has been discussed)

5. Relations to other constructions

5.1. Subtypes

5.1.1. Diachronic

(relations to subtypes of the construction through time)

5.1.2. Synchronic

(relations to subtypes of the construction)

5.2. Supertypes

5.2.1. Diachronic

(relations to more general constructions through time)

5.2.2. Synchronic

biclausal presentational constructions

relative constructions

5.3. Paradigmatic Relations

(relations to constructions of the same category)

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