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Author Los, Bettelou.

Title Morphosyntactic Change : a Comparative Study of Particles and Prefixes
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Series Cambridge Studies in Linguistics, 134 ; v. 134
Cambridge studies in linguistics ; 134
Contents Cover; MORPHOSYNTACTIC CHANGE; In this series; CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN LINGUISTICS; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Preface; Abbreviations and symbols; 1 Separable complex verbs; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Separable complex verbs; 1.2 Preverbs, a pervasive phenomenon; 1.3 Outline of the book; 2 The paradox of particle verbs; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Particles: words or constituents?; 2.3 Particles: XPs that are syntactic predicates; 2.3.1 Predicate status, transparency of meaning and constituent status; 2.3.2 Constituent status and modification; 2.4 Particle order and predicate order
2.5 The analysis of particles in the literature2.5.1 Introduction; 2.5.2 Particle order as default; 2.5.3 Predicate order as default; 2.5.4 The semantics of complex events; Particles as prepositions with implicit Grounds; Implicit Figures or implicit Grounds; VP shells and complex events; 2.5.5 Optional projection of particles; 2.6 The role of Information Structure in English; 2.7 Conclusion and outlook; 3 The synchronic analysis of Dutch SCVs; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Particles as non-projecting words
3.2.1 When do particles not project? Word-like properties of Dutch SCVs3.2.2 When do particles project? Phrase-like properties of Dutch particles; Optional projection beyond SCVs with particles; Optional incorporation; 3.3 The semantic structure of SCVs; 3.3.1 Resultative particles; 3.3.2 Modifying particles; 3.3.3 Relator particles; 3.3.4 Aktionsart particles; 3.3.5 The mapping between semantics and syntax; 3.4 SCVs as constructional idioms; 3.4.1 The compositionality of Dutch SCVs; 3.4.2 Lexical versus morphological properties; 3.4.3 Synchronic SCV formation; 3.5 Summary
4 The diachronic analysis of Dutch SCVs4.1 Introduction: the grammaticalization of SCVs; 4.2 Adjacency; 4.2.1 Adjacency as a necessary condition for structural reanalysis in an SOV language; 4.2.2 Resultative particles; 4.2.3 Modifying particles; 4.2.4 Relator particles 1: path particles; 4.2.5 Relator particles 2: orienting particles; 4.2.6 Continuative particles; 4.2.7 Interim conclusions; 4.3 Reanalysis and argument structure; 4.3.1 Reanalysis and constituent structure; 4.3.2 Direct objects; 4.3.3 The semantic distinction between postpositions and SCVs; 4.3.4 Interim conclusions
4.4 The diachrony of SCVs with nominal and adjectival predicates4.5 Conclusions; 5 The lexical decomposition of Present-Day English verb particle combinations; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Information Structure and particle order versus predicate order; 5.3 The semantics of PDE verb particle combinations; 5.4 PDE particles as optionally projecting words; 5.5 PDE verb particle combinations and word formation; 5.6 Other resultative constructions; 5.7 Discussion and conclusions; 6 The diachrony of the English verb particle combination; 6.1 Introduction
Summary Explains how particle verbs fit into the grammatical systems of English and Dutch
Notes 6.2 Old and Middle English word order: OV, VO and finite verb movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Morphosyntax.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Particles.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Suffixes and prefixes.
Form Electronic book
Author Blom, Corrien, 1974-
Booij, G. E.
Elenbaas, Marion, 1978-
Kemenade, Ans van, 1954-
ISBN 0511998449 (electronic bk.)
1139423886 (electronic bk.)
9780511998447 (electronic bk.)
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