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Morphosyntactic Change: A Comparative Study of Particles and Prefixes (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics), Los, Dr Bettelou; Blom, Dr Corrien; Booij, Professor Geert; Elenbaas, Dr Marion; Kemenade, Professor Ans van
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Author Name:    Los, Dr Bettelou; Blom, Dr Corrien; Booij, Professor Geert; Elenbaas, Dr Marion; Kemenade, Professor Ans van

Title:   Morphosyntactic Change: A Comparative Study of Particles and Prefixes (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   1107012635 / 9781107012639

Seller ID:   ING9781107012639

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Particle verbs (combinations of two words but lexical units) are a notorious problem in linguistics. Is a particle verb like look up one word or two? It has its own entry in dictionaries, as if it is one word, but look and up can be split up in a sentence: we can say He looked the information up and He looked up the information. But why can't we say He looked up it? In English look and up can only be separated by a direct object, but in Dutch the two parts can be separated over a much longer distance. How did such hybrid verbs arise and how do they function? How can we make sense of them in modern theories of language structure? This book sets out to answer these and other questions, explaining how these verbs fit into the grammatical systems of English and Dutch.



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