Poetische Brücken über sprachliche Lücken. Kompositabildung und Gapping in Peter Handkes «Bildverlust» und «Kali» analysiert mit corpuslinguistischen Methoden

[Poetic Bridges over Language Gaps. Compound Creation and Gapping in Peter Handke’s «Crossing the Sierra de Gredos» and «Kali» Analyzed with Corpus Linguistics Methods]

  • Vanessa Hannesschläger Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria
  • Wolfgang Ulrich Dressler Universität Wien, Austria

Abstract

This paper investigates creative word formation and especially the word for­mation method of gapping in Peter Handke’s literature by employing corpus linguistic methods. His novel Der Bildverlust oder Durch die Sierra de Gredos (2002; transl. Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007) is investigated as an exemplary work of the author’s late creative development and compared to the novella Kali. Eine Vorwintergeschichte (2007) in order to test the findings. The linguistic analysis is framed and contextualized with a literary criti­cism approach, thus offering new perspectives for both disciplines.

Published
2017-06-07