Phrasal Constructions and Resultativeness in English

A sign-oriented analysis

| Metropolitan State College of Denver
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Eat up the apple or Eat the apple up ? Is there any difference in the messages each of these alternative forms sends? If there isn’t, why bother to keep both? On the other hand, is there any semantic similarity between eat the apple up and break the glass to pieces? This study takes a fresh look at a still controversial issue of phrasal verbs and their alternate word order applying sign-oriented theory and methodology. Unlike other analyses, it asserts that there is a semantic distinction between the two word order variants phrasal verbs may appear in. In order to test this distinction, the author analyzes a large corpus of data and also uses translation into a language having a clear morphological distinction between resultative/non-resultative forms (Russian). As follows from the analysis, English has morphological and syntactic tools to express resultative meaning, which allows suggesting a new lexico-grammatical category – resultativeness.
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Table of Contents
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Abstract
Introduction
1–4
1. The sign-oriented approach
5–20
2. Phrasal constructions and resultative meaning
21–45
3. Resultativeness
47–65
4. Microlevel analysis
67–98
5. Macrolevel Analysis
99–124
Conclusion
125–127
Notes
129–131
References
133–142
Index
143–150
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2004059572