A Contrastive Analysis of Perception Verbs in English and German
GRIN Verlag, 2009 - 28 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1, University of Hamburg (Anglistik), course: Contrastive analysis of English and German, 32 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: An extensive number of studies deal with perception verbs and their complementation in English or in German but so far no study found, analyses the two languages with respect to perception verbs contrastively. This paper shall provide the basis for a contrastive analysis of perception verbs and their complements in English and German. The goal is to contribute to the comparative typological study of the two languages as well as to the typological study of perception verbs and perception verb complements cross-linguistically.
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According to Scovel active perception verbs Adjective phrase Adverbial finite clause analysis of perception Behrman cognitive perception verbs cognitive verbs complement types complements in English contrastive analysis declarative finite clause descriptive perception verbs Descriptive verbs die Vögel English and German feel G FELSER finite clause PVCs hear heard Peter homophonous hörte Peter interrogative finite clause Knoblauch im Essen languages listen Nominalized complements nominalized PVCs non-finite clause non-finite verbal PVCs Noonan noun phrase paratactic past participle perception verb complements perception verb types Peter einen Hotdog Peter hört Peter riecht Peter shot Peter smells Philipp Helle possible with cognitive Prepositional phrase present participle non-finite present participle PVCs PVC type PVCs are possible PVCs in English Rauch im Raum riechen sah Peter schmecken schmeckte Knoblauch Schuh Schüle serial verb smell G Stoff taste G tasted garlic three types types of complements types of perception Types of PVC verbs in English verbs of perception