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Query Details

Query Subject:   Resources on Modifiers of Prepositions
Author:   Christopher Rogers
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  English

Query:   I am interested in modifiers of prepositions in English such as the the brackets words in the following (invented) sentences:

1. That dude was [all] up in my face.
2. The cat ran [straight] up the tree.
3. The car went [clear] through the house.

I am just getting started in my investigation of these modifiers, though I have quite a bit if data. I am looking for some references that might discuss this kind of structure, its social use, or any other relevant properties.

LL Issue: 24.1595
Date posted: 08-Apr-2013


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