Spatial P in English

Peter Svenonius

in Mapping Spatial PPs

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780195393675
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199796847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax

                   Spatial P in English

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This chapter brings evidence from English for an extended projection of PPs that looks very much like Koopman’s and Den Dikken’s structural hierarchy for the Dutch PP in the richness of the structure postulated. In addition to stative and directional Ps the author argues for the presence of degree and measure phrases, deictic particles which introduce viewpoints, and are ordered below degree and measure phrases. Other aspects discussed include vector spaces and axial parts, and their syntactic representation in the extended projection of the PP, the non pronunciation of some of these categories in some contexts, and the complication caused by the fact that some of these categories can be inserted in different positions of the extended projection of the PP.

Keywords: English; axial parts; deictic particles; non pronunciation

Chapter.  14433 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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