English Ditransitive Verbs: Aspects of Theory, Description and a Usage-based Model

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The present book offers fresh insights into the description of ditransitive verbs and their complementation in present-day English. In the theory-oriented first part, a pluralist framework is developed on the basis of previous research that integrates ditransitive verbs as lexical items with both the entirety of their complementation patterns and the cognitive and semantic aspects of ditransitivity. This approach is combined with modern corpus-linguistic methodology in the present study, which draws on an exhaustive semi ...

English Ditransitive Verbs: Aspects of Theory, Description and a Usage-based Model 2005, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042019348

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