LINGUIST List 24.1595

Mon Apr 08 2013

Qs: Resources on Modifiers of Prepositions

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <>

Date: 06-Apr-2013
From: Christopher Rogers <>
Subject: Resources on Modifiers of Prepositions
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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.


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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