Verbal Prepositions and Argument Structure

Path, place and possession in Norwegian

| University of Tromsø
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This book investigates different types of verb-PP combinations and examines the types of meanings which arise when the argument structure of the PP fuses with the verbal argument structure. Focussing mainly on data from Norwegian, the book investigates three different empirical domains of PP-VP combinations and concludes that the arising interpretations result from a combination of the fine-grained structure of the PP, the structure of the verb phrase, and the different modes of combination. The book sheds new light on the syntax-semantics interplay while adding new insight about the properties of the category P in Norwegian. The book also contributes to the debate between Lexicalism and Constructionism, and it concludes that a moderate Constructionist model with a fine-grained syntactic structure determining interpretation is best equipped to handle the enormous flexibility of verb-prepositional phrase combinations of the types explored.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 121]  2008.  ix, 187 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix
Chapter 1. Setting the scene: Events, participants, paths, and places
1–24
Chapter 2. Prepositions: Paths and places
25–68
Chapter 3. Possession and the notion of affected participants
69–124
Chapter 4. Abstract places and results
125–166
Chapter 5. Denouement: Summary and conclusions
167–173
Bibliography
175–181
Index
183–187
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008002766