English Prepositions Explained

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This completely revised and expanded edition of English Prepositions Explained (EPE), originally published in 1998, covers approximately 100 simple, compound, and phrasal English prepositions of space and time - with the focus being on short prepositions such as at, by, in, and on. Its target readership includes teachers of ESOL, pre-service translators and interpreters, undergraduates in English linguistics programs, studious advanced learners and users of English, and anyone who is inquisitive about the English language. The overall aim is to explain how and why meaning changes when one preposition is swapped for another in the same context. While retaining most of the structure of the original, this edition says more about more prepositions. It includes many more figures - virtually all new. The exposition draws on recent research, and is substantially founded on evidence from digitalized corpora, including frequency data. EPE gives information and insights that will not be found in dictionaries and grammar handbooks.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 273 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 17.78mm | 560g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 9027211744
  • 9789027211743
  • 249,249

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Preface to the second edition; 3. Symbols, abbreviations and features of format; 4. Chapter 1 Introduction and orientation; 5. Chapter 2 Toward(s), to, in/into, inward, outward, through, out (of), from (vs off), away (from); 6. Chapter 3 On1, off, on2: On the in-/outside, on top (of), back, forward, ahead, to/ on the right/left (of), off, away, along, out, toward(s), about, around, concerning, under, upon, on the back of; 7. Chapter 4 In, on1, out, into: During, inside, within; 8. Chapter 5 Beside, along, against, alongside, aside: To/on the right/left (of); 9. Chapter 6 Between, among(st): In between, amid(st), in the midst (of), in the middle (of), inter-; 10. Chapter 7 Across (from), opposite (from), on the other side (of), beyond: Behind, over, at the other end (of); 11. Chapter 8 Behind, on the other side (of), in back (of), in front (of): Before, after, ahead of, in the front/back (of); 12. Chapter 9 Above, over: Across, through, via, during, throughout; 13. Chapter 10 Around/Round, by, past: Over, all around, all over, all across, about, on, roundabout; 14. Chapter 11 By, near, past: Near to, nearby, close (to), next to, around; 15. Chapter 12 Under, below: Beneath, underneath, at/on the bottom (of), in; 16. Chapter 13 Back, backward(s): On2, forward, ahead; 17. Chapter 14 At: In, on1, to, toward(s), by, near, with; 18. Chapter 15 Against: Near, by, on1, into, at; 19. Chapter 16 Up, down: Off, out; 20. Chapter 17 Of: Off, with, at, in, about, from..; 21. Chapter 18 With: For, to, without, together, apart (from); 22. Chapter 19 For: To, of; 23. Chapter 20 To: With, for, against; 24. Chapter 21 Survey and Index of important abstract notions expressed by prepositions; 25. References; 26. Glossary; 27. General index
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