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ERIC Number: EJ608246
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0097-8507
An Analysis of the German Perfekt.
Klein, Wolfgang
Language, v76 n2 p358-82 Jun 2000
Shows that the German "perfekt" has a uniform temporal meaning that results systematically from the interaction of its three components--finiteness marking, auxiliary, and past participle--and that the two readings are the consequence of a structural ambiguity. This analysis also predicts the properties of other participle constructions, in particular the passive in German. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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