What do Feuertaufe, Deckung and Stellung have in common? – Some phraseological units from the soldiers’ everyday on the track

Urška Valenčič Arh


The article discusses German phraseological units with the components Feuertaufe, Deckung and Stellung and their lexical and semantic changes from the diachronic aspect. The study is based on two databases: a German war diary from World War I and the lexicographical corpus DWDS of the contemporary German language.


phraseological units, motivation, contemporary German, war diary, World War I

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4312/vestnik.8.131-149


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Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
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