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Title: Phrasal Constructions and Resultativeness in English
Subtitle: A sign-oriented analysis
Written By: Marina Gorlach
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SFSL%2052
Series Title: Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 52
Description:

Eat up the apple or Eat the apple up? Is there any difference in the
messages each of these alternative forms sends? If there isn’t, why bother
to keep both? On the other hand, is there any semantic similarity between
eat the apple up and break the glass to pieces? This study takes a fresh
look at a still controversial issue of phrasal verbs and their alternate
word order applying sign-oriented theory and methodology. Unlike other
analyses, it asserts that there is a semantic distinction between the two
word order variants phrasal verbs may appear in. In order to test this
distinction, the author analyzes a large corpus of data and also uses
translation into a language having a clear morphological distinction
between resultative/non-resultative forms (Russian). As follows from the
analysis, English has morphological and syntactic tools to express
resultative meaning, which allows suggesting a new lexico-grammatical
category – resultativeness.


Table of contents

List of tables
List of figures
Abstract
Introduction 1–4
1. The sign-oriented approach 5–20
2. Phrasal constructions and resultative meaning 21–45
3. Resultativeness 47–65
4. Microlevel analysis 67–98
5. Macrolevel Analysis 99–124
Conclusion 125–127
Notes 129–131
References 133–142
Index 143–150

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Semantics
Syntax
Functional & Systemic Ling
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 1588115976
ISBN-13: 9781588115973
Pages: x, 151 pp.
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