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Phrasal Verbs : the English Verb-Particle Construction and Its History.

Author: Stefan Thim
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: Topics in English Linguistics TiEL.
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This book explores the English verb-particle construction from a historical and cross-linguistic perspective. Challenging established views and tracing their origins in the normative tradition, the author shows the evolution of theconstruction to follow a widely attested path and argues that the apparentpeculiarities of phrasal verbs in Modern English are epiphenomenal to otherstructural characteristics of the  Read more...
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Thim, Stefan.
Phrasal Verbs : The English Verb-Particle Construction and Its History.
Berlin : De Gruyter, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Thim
ISBN: 9783110257038 3110257033 1283856581 9781283856584
OCLC Number: 821185458
Description: 1 online resource (316 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgments --
Contents. List of figures. List of tables --
Abbreviations --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. Present-day English and other Germanic languages --
Chapter 3. The development of postposed particles --
Chapter 4. Writing the history of the phrasal verb --
Chapter 5. Word formation, sound change and semantics --
Chapter 6. Frequency, style and attitudes --
Chapter 7. Conclusion --
References --
Index
Series Title: Topics in English Linguistics TiEL.
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