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Konstruktionsmorphologie : echt top? Neue Perspektiven auf den kategorialen Status einer entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit

Malte Battefeld UGent, Torsten Leuschner UGent and Gudrun Rawoens (2016) Wortbildung im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven. p.280-308
abstract
In German, the non-native lexical item Top(-)/top(-) is widely attested in both bound (Top-Sportler ‘top athlete’, Topwetter ‘great weather’) and free uses (top Veranstaltung ‘fantastic event’, Das Essen war echt top! ‘The food was excellent!’). To account for these different yet related uses, of which is the latter is a recent innovation, we suggest a construction-morphological analysis and argue for the concept of a ‘hierarchical lexicon’ with different levels of abstraction. Bound Top- is found to have diverged into several closely linked word-formation schemata over time; its use as an evaluative item expressing a (subjective) quality is paradigmatically related to free adjectival top ‘great’. This evaluative use bears striking distributional and semantic similarities to numerous items that usually qualify as ‘affixoids’, such as Bomben-, Hammer-, Spitzen-, and is paralleled by similar developments in other Germanic languages, e.g. of Dutch top(-) and Swedish toppen(-).
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book title
Wortbildung im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven
editor
Elke Hentschel
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280 - 308
publisher
Narr
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Tübingen
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978-3-8233-8019-1
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German
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7086372
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  abstract     = {In German, the non-native lexical item Top(-)/top(-) is widely attested in both bound (Top-Sportler {\textquoteleft}top athlete{\textquoteright}, Topwetter {\textquoteleft}great weather{\textquoteright}) and free uses (top Veranstaltung {\textquoteleft}fantastic event{\textquoteright}, Das Essen war echt top! {\textquoteleft}The food was excellent!{\textquoteright}). To account for these different yet related uses, of which is the latter is a recent innovation, we suggest a construction-morphological analysis and argue for the concept of a {\textquoteleft}hierarchical lexicon{\textquoteright} with different levels of abstraction. Bound Top- is found to have diverged into several closely linked word-formation schemata over time; its use as an evaluative item expressing a (subjective) quality is paradigmatically related to free adjectival top {\textquoteleft}great{\textquoteright}. This evaluative use bears striking distributional and semantic similarities to numerous items that usually qualify as {\textquoteleft}affixoids{\textquoteright}, such as Bomben-, Hammer-, Spitzen-, and is paralleled by similar developments in other Germanic languages, e.g. of Dutch top(-) and Swedish toppen(-).},
  author       = {Battefeld, Malte and Leuschner, Torsten and Rawoens, Gudrun},
  booktitle    = {Wortbildung im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven},
  editor       = {Hentschel, Elke},
  isbn         = {978-3-8233-8019-1},
  language     = {ger},
  pages        = {280--308},
  publisher    = {Narr},
  title        = {Konstruktionsmorphologie : echt top? Neue Perspektiven auf den kategorialen Status einer entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Battefeld, Malte, Torsten Leuschner, and Gudrun Rawoens. 2016. “Konstruktionsmorphologie : Echt Top? Neue Perspektiven Auf Den Kategorialen Status Einer Entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit.” In Wortbildung Im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven, ed. Elke Hentschel, 280–308. Tübingen: Narr.
APA
Battefeld, M., Leuschner, T., & Rawoens, G. (2016). Konstruktionsmorphologie : echt top? Neue Perspektiven auf den kategorialen Status einer entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit. In E. Hentschel (Ed.), Wortbildung im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven (pp. 280–308). Tübingen: Narr.
Vancouver
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Battefeld M, Leuschner T, Rawoens G. Konstruktionsmorphologie : echt top? Neue Perspektiven auf den kategorialen Status einer entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit. In: Hentschel E, editor. Wortbildung im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven. Tübingen: Narr; 2016. p. 280–308.
MLA
Battefeld, Malte, Torsten Leuschner, and Gudrun Rawoens. “Konstruktionsmorphologie : Echt Top? Neue Perspektiven Auf Den Kategorialen Status Einer Entlehnten Wortbildungseinheit.” Wortbildung Im Deutschen : Aktuelle Perspektiven. Ed. Elke Hentschel. Tübingen: Narr, 2016. 280–308. Print.