Функциональные аспекты языка: традиции и перспективы: Материалы чтений памяти профессора А.Т. Кукушкиной
The article is concerned with the structure and semantics of such a widespread linguistical phenomenon in the German language as elementative - ‘Setzung’. Being a synsemantic lexico-grammatical index, elementative is a reduced predicative kernel, requiring obligatory propositional explanation within a complex sentence.
The article considers prosody as a component of the prototypical structure of oral speech and the redistribution of functions of the basic structure - the grammatical category in case of its neutralization. When constructing the basic concept of a prototype phrase, a functional-semantic approach was used to determine the center and periphery of the prototype. An experimental study has been performed to prove the hypothesis of the study.