Particle Verbs and Local Domains

Particle Verbs and Local Domains

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This book offers a new account of particle verbs in German and Dutch by looking at the conditions under which a non-morphological structure may exhibit "word-like" properties. It shows that although particles are represented as phrasal complements of their verbs, they lack the functional structure which is usually associated with phrases. The author uses the concept of a "local domain", which can be established by terminal nodes both in syntax and in morphology, to demonstrate why the impoverished syntactic structure of particle verbs shares important features of complex words derived in morphology. The analysis is substantiated through a detailed study of the syntactic, semantic, and morphological properties of particle verbs. Special attention is given to the relevance of local domains for the association of lexical information about sound and meaning with terminal nodes in morphological and syntactic more

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  • Hardback | 337 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Benjamins (John) North America Inc.,US
  • Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110362
  • 9781588110367

Table of contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction; 3. 1.Syntax, morphology and lexical licensing; 4. 2. The syntax of particle verbs; 5. 3. The non-functional nature of particle phrases; 6. 4. The lexical representation of particle verbs; 7. 5. Local domains and morphology; 8. 6. Particle verbs and word formation; 9. 7. Typological remarks and reanalysis; 10. Conclusion; 11. References; 12. Name Index; 13. Subject Indexshow more