Original scientific paper
English aspectual particles are of two types
APA 6th Edition
Walková, M. (2015). English aspectual particles are of two types. Jezikoslovlje, 16 (2-3), 149-168. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426
MLA 8th Edition
Walková, Milada. "English aspectual particles are of two types." Jezikoslovlje, vol. 16, no. 2-3, 2015, pp. 149-168. https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Walková, Milada. "English aspectual particles are of two types." Jezikoslovlje 16, no. 2-3 (2015): 149-168. https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426
Walková, M. (2015). 'English aspectual particles are of two types', Jezikoslovlje, 16(2-3), pp. 149-168. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426 (Accessed 06 July 2022)
Walková M. English aspectual particles are of two types. Jezikoslovlje [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2022 July 06];16(2-3):149-168. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426
M. Walková, "English aspectual particles are of two types", Jezikoslovlje, vol.16, no. 2-3, pp. 149-168, 2015. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/151426. [Accessed: 06 July 2022]
The paper presents a corpus-based study of English aspectual particle verbs. The standard view (Brinton 1985) is that particles mark telicity; a more recent account argues that particles are comparative and/or resultative (Cappelle & Chauvin 2010). However, neither account applies to all particles. Therefore I propose that there are two types of aspectual particles, which differ in aspect-marking. As corpus data show, the two types of particles also differ in other aspectually relevant properties, namely the type of verb root with which particles combine, transitivity and type of direct objects the respective particle verbs license. In particular, particles with a continuative meaning (about, along, around, on) combine with manner verbs rather than result verbs. They form intransitive particle verbs, or else transitive particle verbs with an unaffected direct object. Particles which mark telicity (down, off, out, over, through, up) typically combine with result verb roots. They form particle verbs which are either intransitive or transitive, with either an affected or unaffected direct object.
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