Particle Verbs and Local Domains

Jochen Zeller | Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt
ISBN 9789027227621 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588110367 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027298263 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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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 structures.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 41] 2001.  xii, 325 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is a major contribution to our understanding of verb-particle constructions and is a must-read for anyone who is serious about the construction.”
“[Zeller's] book is a valuable source of information about the grammatical behavior and status of particle verbs in German (and, to a lesser degree, in other Germanic languages).”
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