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Stretched Verb Constructions in English : Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics - D. J. Allerton

Stretched Verb Constructions in English

Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 13th December 2001
ISBN: 9780415257336
Number Of Pages: 318

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Constructions such as 'make an accusation against', or 'give one's approval for' can be seen as 'stretched' versions of simple verbs, such as 'accuse' or 'approve of'. What is the precise linguistic nature of stretched verbs, and how many basic types are there? What kinds of grammatical connections are involved, and what lexical limits are there on these constructions? What is their precise semantic value? These are some of the questions that this book sets out to answer in its investigation of stretched verb constructions.

Defining the Field
Towards a Definition of 'Kindred Relations'
Stretched Elaborated Verb Structures
Using Data
Syntactic Restructuring
Syntactic Framework
Types of Restructuring
The Event Phrase
Eventive/Agentive Noun Phrases: Their Core
Eventive/Agentive Noun Phrases: Modifiers and Qualifiers
Agentive Adjective Phrases
The Thin Verb
The Individual Thin Verbs, Their Meanings and Collocations
The Grammatical Meanings of Thin Verbs
The Lexical Status of Stretched Verb Constructions
The Semantics Of Stretched Verb Constructions
Stretched Verb Constructions and The Lexicon
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ISBN: 9780415257336
ISBN-10: 0415257336
Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 13th December 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 1