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Title: Stretched Verb Constructions in English
Written By: David J. Allerton
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

What is the precise linguistic nature of stretched verbs, and how many basic types are there? What kinds of grammatical connections are involved, and what lexical limits are there on these are some of the questions that this book sets out to answer in its investigation of stretched verb constructions.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415257336
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: 110.00