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Verb-preposition constructions and small clauses in English

Aarts, B; (1989) Verb-preposition constructions and small clauses in English. Journal of Linguistics , 25 (2) 277 - 290. 10.1017/S0022226700014109. Green open access

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Abstract

The analysis of verb-particle constructions, or verb-preposition constructions, as I will call them, has-given rise to much debate in the linguistic literature over a long period of time. Traditionally, a bipartite classification of these structures has been assumed consisting of a class of ‘phrasal verbs’, such as those in (1) and (2), and a class of ‘prepositional verbs’, such as those in (3): (1) I switched the light off. (2) I looked the information up. (3) Look at the prospectus: it clearly states that your admission depends on your examination results.

Type: Article
Title: Verb-preposition constructions and small clauses in English
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0022226700014109
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022226700014109
Language: English
Additional information: © 1989 Cambridge University Press
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/60251
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