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The prepositional passive in Lexical Functional Grammar

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The aim of this paper is to provide an adequate analysis in LFG of the prepositional passive, e.g. 'That problem has been dealt with', 'My pen has been written with'. This construction has been examined in LFG before by Bresnan (1982), Lødrup (1991), and Alsina (2009), but empirical and theoretical problems, some well-documented, some new, mean that such proposals cannot be maintained. Instead, I offer an account couched in recent work on the mapping between grammatical functions and argument...

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Peer reviewed
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Department:
Linacre College
Publisher:
CSLI Publications Publisher's website
Pages:
255-275
Publication date:
2016-12-31
Acceptance date:
2016-04-18
ISSN:
1535-1793 and 1098-6782
Pubs id:
pubs:686620
URN:
uri:63e0402b-d548-4182-84f0-e6ff8f366747
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uuid:63e0402b-d548-4182-84f0-e6ff8f366747
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pubs:686620

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