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2010 | 57 | 3 | 275-283
Article title

ON CATEGORIZING NOUN DIMINUTIVES IN GERMAN (Substantivische Diminutiva im Deutschen: Versuch einer Kategorisierung)

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DE
Abstracts
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The present paper deals with noun diminutives in German and aims at attempting to categorize them. The author shows that noun diminutives, although the difference between them and the non-diminutives is a strictly quantitative one, nevertheless constitute a lexical category. It could be proven that the question whether a lingual entity belongs to vocabulary or grammar does not depend on the underlying mechanism of formation and that the qualitative character of an item or a word formation does not decide on its lexicality.
Contributors
  • Hans-Jorg Schwenk, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, Wydzial Humanistyczny, Instytut Germanistyki, Zaklad Jezykoznawstwa Germanskiego, Plac Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej 4A, 20-031 Lublin, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
11PLAAAA09612
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.2fb2bc5f-cb58-3ea3-9496-de687df4de08
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