By Marcel den Dikken

Debris are phrases that don't swap their shape via inflection and don't healthy simply into the verified procedure of components of speech. Examples comprise the destructive particle "not," the infinitival particle "to" (as in "to go"), and do and permit in "do inform me" and "let's go." Particles investigates the limitations at the distribution and location of verbal debris. a formal figuring out of those constraints yields perception into the constitution of assorted secondary predicative buildings. beginning out from an in depth research of advanced particle buildings, den Dikken brings forth debts of triadic buildings and Dative Shift, and the connection among dative and transitive causative constructions--all of them equipped at the simple structural template proposed from complicated particle structures. Drawing on information from Norwegian, English, Dutch, German, West Flemish, and different languages, this booklet will curiosity a large viewers of scholars and specialists.

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