An incremental approach to verb clusters in German

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https://doi.org/10.21248/hpsg.2020.5

Abstract

This paper presents an incremental approach to verb clusters in German which radically differs from standard HPSG accounts. While the common assumption is that the verbs in subordinate clauses form clusters and accumulate all their valence requirements on a SUBCAT list, the assumption in this paper is that the arguments in verb final clauses are encapsulated incrementally into syntactic and semantic structures before the verbs are attached. The proposed analysis is in line with psycholinguistic findings. A grammar fragment of German demonstrating an implementation of the analysis is presented.

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2020-10-15

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Haugereid, Petter. 2020. An incremental approach to verb clusters in German. Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 88–105. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2020.5) (https://proceedings.hpsg.xyz/article/view/401) (Accessed December 8, 2022.)