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Title: Constructions, Constraints, and Construal
Subtitle: Adpositions in Dutch
Written By: Maaike Beliën
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 194
Description:

Many Dutch descriptions of motion events contain adpositions. Often, the
adposition precedes a nominal, in which case it is called a preposition.
There are also constructions in which an adposition follows a nominal. This
type of construction has puzzled linguists for decades. Its grammatical
constituency appears to defy a unified analysis: is the adposition in this
type of construction a postposition, or is it a particle? Previous studies,
relying on constituency tests such as passivization, topicalization, and
auxiliary choice, have left the issue unresolved.

Constructions, Constraints, and Construal: Adpositions in Dutch offers a
new perspective on this long-standing question in Dutch linguistics. Taking
a corpus-based, cognitive-linguistic approach, it hypothesizes that the key
to the construction’s grammatical constituency lies in an analysis of its
semantics. The study therefore presents an analysis of the semantic
differences between this type of construction and constructions with
prepositions. It concludes that the adposition following a nominal is a
particle: it is part of a complex separable verb that takes a certain type
of direct object.

This study is of interest to anyone concerned with adpositions
(prepositions, postpositions, particles), grammatical constituency, lexical
and constructional semantics, or the coding of motion events.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789078328681
Pages: 222
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