Eat up the apple or Eat the apple up? Is there any difference in the messages each of these alternative forms sends? If there isn't, why bother to keep both? On the other hand, is there any semantic similarity between eat the apple up and break the glass to pieces? This study takes a fresh look at a still controversial issue of phrasal verbs and their alternate word order applying sign-oriented theory and methodology. Unlike other analyses, it asserts that there is a semantic distinction between the two word order variants phrasal verbs may appear in. In order to test this distinction, the author analyzes a large corpus of data and also uses translation into a language having a clear morphological distinction between resultative/non-resultative forms (Russian). As follows from the analysis, English has morphological and syntactic tools to express resultative meaning, which allows suggesting a new lexico-grammatical category - resultativeness.
Phrasal Constructions and Resultativeness in English Editorial page Title page LCC data Table of contents List of tables List of figures Abstract Introduction 1. The sign-oriented approach 1.1. The linguistic sign 1.2. The definition of language 1.3. Invariant meaning versus variation of messages 1.4. The communication factor and the human factor 1.5. Markedness and distinctive feature theory 1.6. Isomorphism 1.7. Iconicity 1.8. Non-synonymy 1.9. Synergesis 1.10. Methodology of the research 1.11. The hypothesis 2. Phrasal constructions and resultative meaning 2.1. Phrasal verbs in the linguistic literature 2.2. Structure of phrasal verbs and constructions 2.3. Phrasal verbs and resultative meaning 2.4. Word order in phrasal constructions 2.5. The system "V NP - V Particle NP - V NP Particle 3. Resultativeness 3.1. Traditional views of resultativeness 3.2. Sign-oriented analyses 3.3. The linguistic forms expressing the category of resultativeness 3.4. Resultative constructions 3.5. Resultativeness as a system of oppositions 4. Microlevel analysis 4.1. Simple verbs versus phrasal verbs 4.2. Continuous versus discontinuous phrasal constructions 4.3. Semantics of word order and style 4.4. Dictionaries of phrasal verbs 4.5. The non-synonymy test Questionnaire on word order in phrasal constructions - a sample 5. Macrolevel analysis 5.1. Tender Is the Night (Fitzgerald 1933) 5.2. The Last Billable Hour (Wolfe 1989) 5.3. Comparative analysis of English and Russian texts Conclusion Notes References Dictionaries Fiction cited Name index Subject index The series STUDIES IN FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL LINGUISTICS.
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