LINGUIST List 24.1595
Mon Apr 08 2013
Qs: Resources on Modifiers of Prepositions
Editor for this issue: Brent Miller
Christopher Rogers <chris.rogers
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.
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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