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It's Been Said Before

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Particle Verbs and Local Domains
Written By: Jochen K Zeller
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 41

This book offers a new account of particle verbs in German and Dutch by looking at the conditions under which a non-morphological structure may exhibit "word-like" properties. It shows that although particles are represented as phrasal complements of their verbs, they lack the functional structure which is usually associated with phrases. The author uses the concept of a "local-domain", which can be established by terminal nodes both in syntax and in morphology, to demonstrate why the impoverished syntactic structure of particle verbs shares important features of complex words derived in morphology. The analysis is substantiated through a detailed study of the syntactic, semantic, and morphological properties of particle verbs. Special attention is given to the relevance of local domains for the association of lexical information about sound and meaning with terminal nodes in morphological and syntactic structures.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110362
ISBN-13: 9781588110367
Pages: 325
Prices: U.S. $ 162
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227624
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 325
Prices: EUR 109.00