Beatrice Primus

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We have investigated in a prospective,randomised placebo-controlled study the effect of high-dose aprotinin on blood loss in patients admitted for major surgery (revision arthroplasty of the hip or knee, or for resection of a soft-tissue sarcoma). The mean intraoperative blood loss was reduced from 1957 ml in the control group to 736 ml in the aprotinin(More)
In a reading production experiment we investigate the impact of punctuation and discourse structure on the prosodic differentiation of right dislocation (RD) and afterthought (AT). Both discourse structure and punctuation are likely to affect the prosodic marking of these right-peripheral constructions, as certain prosodic markings are appropriate only in(More)
We present an event-related potentials (ERP) study that addresses the question of how pieces of information pertaining to semantic roles and event structure interact with each other and with the verb’s meaning. Specifically, our study investigates German verb-final clauses with verbs of motion such as fliegen ‘fly’ and schweben ‘float, hover,’ which are(More)
Psych-verbs have been a touch-stone to linking-theories, which assume that case selection is determined by thematic roles. Though psych-verbs share the same thematic grid (experiencer and stimulus), they show different case frames. Different syntactic (structural) and semantic (eventor causal structure) approaches exist, but at least in German we will show(More)
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