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Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases

Matjaž Zgonc   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4650-2757 ; University of Ljubljana

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APA 6th Edition
Zgonc, M. (2018). Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases. XA Proceedings, 1 (1), 144-162. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189
MLA 8th Edition
Zgonc, Matjaž. "Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases." XA Proceedings, vol. 1, no. 1, 2018, pp. 144-162. https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Zgonc, Matjaž. "Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases." XA Proceedings 1, no. 1 (2018): 144-162. https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189
Harvard
Zgonc, M. (2018). 'Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases', XA Proceedings, 1(1), pp. 144-162. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189 (Accessed 25 February 2021)
Vancouver
Zgonc M. Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases. XA Proceedings [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2021 February 25];1(1):144-162. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189
IEEE
M. Zgonc, "Prepositional Phrases as Complements in Prepositional Phrases", XA Proceedings, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 144-162, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189. [Accessed: 25 February 2021]

Abstracts
The paper explores the instances where a prepositional phrase has its headword complemented by another prepositional phrase. Typically, grammars explaining this phenomenon focus primarily on either spatial or temporal (as extensions of the spatial relations into the temporal sphere) meanings that the complements carry. Hence, grammars routinely identify prepositions which may be complemented by a PP and, consequently, those which may not. The paper looks at the conceptual structures of the prepositions which the grammars claim to be able to take prepositional phrases as complements. All those prepositions are lative and reduce the landmarks to zero-dimensionality. The paper then tests the thesis that all prepositions with such conceptual structures allow complementation by prepositional phrases. A small-scale survey is included in the paper’s appendix to boost the credibility of its main thesis.

Keywords
prepositional phrase; ablativity; allativity; dimensionality; complementation

Hrčak ID: 200189

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/200189

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