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Artemis Alexiadou (Stuttgart), Elena Anagnostopoulou (Crete) & Florian Schäfer (Stuttgart) (2005). The fine structure of (anti-)causatives.

URL: http://ifla.uni-stuttgart.de/~florian/papers/alex-anag-scha.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2962&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (28) a.      Das Rauchen von Zigaretten verschlechtert die Luftqualität im Raum
    The smoking of cigarettes worsens            the air-quality. in-the room
    `Smoking cigarettes worsens the air quality in the room'
Example #2:

    durch     das Rauchen von Zigaretten
    through the smoking of cigarettes
    `Peter worsens the air quality in the room by smoking cigarettes'
Example #3:

    Hammer zerbrochen
    hammer broken
    `The vase was broken by Peter / by the earth tremor / with the Hammer'
Example #4:

    von Zigaretten verschlechtert
    of cigarettes worsened
    `The air quality in the room is worsened by the smoking of cigarettes'
Example #5:

    (i) Der Wunde heilte durch die Medizin
    The wound cured through the medicine
    `*The wound got c ured through the medici ne'