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Title: Constructions and result: English phrasal verbs as analysed in construction grammar
Authors: Olson, Anna L.
Keywords: Indo-European Languages
Germanic Languages
English
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Trinity Western University
Abstract: This thesis explores the difference between separable and non-separable transitive English phrasal verbs, focusing on finding a reason for the non-separable verbs’ lack of compatibility with the word order alternation which is present with the separable phrasal verbs. The analysis is formed from a synthesis of ideas based on the work of Bolinger (1971) and Gorlach (2004). A simplified version of Cognitive Construction Grammar is used to analyse and categorize the phrasal verb constructions. The results indicate that separable and non-separable transitive English phrasal verbs are similar but different constructions with specific syntactic reasons for the incompatibility of the word order alternation with the non-separable verbs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11707/4661
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