Prepositions and Complement Clauses : A Syntactic and Semantic Study of Verbs Governing Prepositions and Complement Clauses in Present-Day English
This provides a pioneering and data-oriented investigation of the syntax and semantics of important prepositional complementation patterns dependent on the prepositions in, to, at, on, with, and of in current English. The investigation is based on sample of matrix verbs that governs the pattern of sentential complementation. The data includes the Brown and LOB corpora, English dictionaries and grammars, and the intuitions of native speakers.
- Paperback | 211 pages
- 149.1 x 225.8 x 13.5mm | 326.59g
- 01 Apr 1996
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"The properties of complement clauses are among the central data of syntactic theory, and this book would be an easy way for researchers to find out things about a subclass of them which, as the author points out, has received very little attention. It is a concise, accurate collection of nonobvious data about the behavior of this class of complements and their embedding predicates. There are many subtle facts and generalizations here, and I find it impressive that a non-native speaker like Rudanko could have come up with them. Yes, Virginia, there is a Universal Grammar." -- Gary Milsark, Temple University
About Juhani Rudanko
Juhani Rudanko is Associate Professor of English Philology at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the author of Complementation and Case Grammar: A Syntactic and Semantic Study of Selected Patterns of Complementation in Present-Day English, also published by SUNY Press.