Prepositions and Particles in English: A Discourse-Functional Account by Elizabeth M. ODowdPrepositions and Particles in English: A Discourse-Functional Account by Elizabeth M. ODowd

Prepositions and Particles in English: A Discourse-Functional Account

byElizabeth M. ODowd

Hardcover | February 1, 1998

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Elizabeth M. O'Dowd offers a new, discourse-functional account of the categories "preposition" and "particle" in English. She explains why certain words have membership in both categories, and solves many intriguing puzzles long associated with the syntax and semantics of these words. Based onlinguistic data extracted from a series of actual conversations, O'Dowd provides new insights into how prepositions and particles are used, and how their meanings can change across different discourse contexts over time.

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Elizabeth M. O'Dowd is at St Michael's College, Vermont.

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Title:Prepositions and Particles in English: A Discourse-Functional AccountFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195111028

ISBN - 13:9780195111026

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"The chapters are argumentative discourse ar its best. O'Dowd's research on English "P-forms" gives the kind of evidence that should challenge those of us working on lesser documented languages to consider dissolving these boundaries in our own research, and asking some important questions.O'Dowd's broad research into both past and current analyses and descriptions of adverbs, prepositions, and other linguistic structures that impinge on the interpretation of them is impressive. In addition to the contribution her book makes to English linguistic research, her work is a splendid modelfor language research, description, and explanation." --SIL Book Reviews