Vol. 15 No. 1 (2007): Issue 1/2007

“Syntaktische Wortfelder”: von den “wesenhaften edeutungsbeziehungen” über die “Kollokationen” und “Selektionsbeschränkungen” bis zu den “lexikalischen Solidaritäten”

Published 06/10/2008

How to Cite

Cantarini, S. (2008). “Syntaktische Wortfelder”: von den “wesenhaften edeutungsbeziehungen” über die “Kollokationen” und “Selektionsbeschränkungen” bis zu den “lexikalischen Solidaritäten”. L’Analisi Linguistica E Letteraria, 15(1), 47–66. Retrieved from https://www.analisilinguisticaeletteraria.eu/index.php/ojs/article/view/435


The possibilities for combining words with other words are traditionally considered from a syntactic point of view. W. Porzig was the first linguist to draw attention, in 1934, to the fact that syntagmatic combinability has not only to do with grammatical characteristics, but also with aspects of meaning. For the syntagmatic lexical relations he describes, W. Porzig introduces the term wesenha!e Bedeutungsbeziehungen. The study of these syntagmatic a&nities was neglected for a long period. Only in the 1950s and 1960s did the concept reappear in various theoretical approaches and under different names. The present article illustrates, in detail, the fundamental distinctions that characterize syntagmatic lexical relations in the various approaches after W. Porzig’s Wesenhafte Bedeutungsbeziehungen and points out that his ideas can still be considered very modern, however, from many points of view, not completely developed.