Überlegungen zur Kasus-Markierung im heutigen Deutsch

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Considerations for case marking in today's German

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After a short introduction concerning the form/function interplay in the inflection system of German, the case morphology is considered, with particular attention to three changing tendencies: 1) the nouns loose their segmental morphs (especially in the Genitive Singular) and the definite article is given the function of case marker; 2) a case is substituted for another case and 3) a concurrent construction is substituted for a case (e.g. "von + Dative" as substitute for the Genitive). These changes serve also to reduce redundance and to improve the analytic design of the grammatical system.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Considerations for case marking in today's German
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationDeutsch aktuell
EditorsMarcello Soffritti, SANDRO MORALDO
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Case marking
  • Contemporary German
  • morphological variation
  • morphology

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