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  1. paul, Particle Verbs in English: Dehe

Message 1: Particle Verbs in English: Dehe

Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:59:54 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Particle Verbs in English: Dehe

Title: Particle Verbs in English
Subtitle: Syntax, information structure and intonation
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 59
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Author: Nicole Deh�, TU Braunschweig 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588113086, Pages: xii, 305 pp., Price: USD 108.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027227802, Pages: xii, 305 pp., Price: EUR 108.00

This book offers a new account of the transitive particle verb
construction in English. The main emphasis is on the alternation
between the two word orders possible in English (continuous: hand in
the manuscript vs. discontinuous: hand the manuscript in). The central
aim is to show that the choice of the word order is not optional as
has often been claimed in related literature on the topic and that a
syntactic analysis should thus not be based on optional movement
operations or optional feature selection. The author argues in some
detail that the choice of the word order is determined to a great
extent by the information structuring of the context in which the
relevant construction is embedded. The syntactic structure she
develops is based on a substantial combination of empirical facts,
evidence from theoretical research and the results of two experimental
studies on the intonation patterns of the construction.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix 
Acknowledgements xi 
1: Introduction 1 
2: Overview of the syntactic analyses for particle verbs in English 15
3: The neutral order of transitive PV constructions in English 75 
4: The choice of the word order: The role of information structure and
 intonation 103
5: A syntactic analysis for PV constructions in English 209 
6: Conclusion and outlook 281 
References 287

Lingfield(s): Phonetics,
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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