Linguistic Purism in Action: How auxiliary tun was stigmatized in Early New High German

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Walter de Gruyter, 18 feb 2013 - 322 páginas
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The auxiliary do (tun) is one of the most-discussed constructions in West Germanic. In German, there is a striking opposition between modern standard German, where the construction is virtually ungrammatical and considered to be "sub-standard" by most speakers, whilst, as this book shows, the construction is attested in all modern dialects as well as historic stages since 1350. In answering why auxiliary tun is ungrammatical in modern standard German, it is shown that the stigmatization of tun was caused by prescriptive grammarians in the 16th-18th century. Furthermore it is shown that the stigmatization of tun as "bad" German occurred in clearly discernible stages, from bad poetry (1550-1680), to bad written German (1680-1740) and finally to "bad" German in general (after 1740), thus providing evidence that the history of the standardization of German needs to take into account direct metalinguistic comments from prescriptive grammarians. The effectiveness of linguistic purism is also shown by evidence from two other constructions, namely polynegation and double perfect.

 

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210 Conclusion of Part I
97
The Stigmatization of Auxiliary Tun
99
32 The Emergence of Standard German and the Influence of Grammarians
107
33 Polynegation and Double Perfect
123
34 Syntactic Stigmatization by Prescriptive Grammarians
134
35 The Stigmatization of Polynegation and Double Perfect
150
36 Prescriptive Grammarians and the Stigmatization of Auxiliary Tun
176
37 Conclusion of Part II
214

25 Tun in Low German
30
26 Tun in Older Stages of German
37
27 Tun in Early New High German
44
28 Tun in Modern German Dialects
50
29 Tun in ENHG a New Analysis
63
4 Conclusion
219
Data and Bibliographies
224
51 Primary Data
225
52 Bibliographies
276
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Der Autor hat an der Universität Newcastle upon Tyne promoviert und ist jetzt Dozent für Germanistik an der Universität zu Bristol.

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