Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - German in Multilingual Contexts

Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities | Department of German Studies and Linguistics | German in Multilingual Contexts | Projects | Finished projects | Language-specific effects on conceptualisation in the domain of lexicalised compounds

Language-specific effects on conceptualisation in the domain of lexicalised compounds

  • 2005-2006; funded by a Feodor-Lynen stipend of Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
  • PI: H. Wiese

The project investigated language-dependent differences in the conceptualisation of referents of such exocentric-metaphorical compounds as English ‘hedgehog’ or German ‘Schildkröte’ (literally ‘shield-toad’). The study was based on an analysis of morphosyntactic and morphosemantic representation in composition, and compared native speakers of German and (US-American) English.