Master of Arts
Department of English
First Advisor's Name
Dr. Peter Machonis
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Dr. Ellen Thompson
Second Advisor's Committee Title
Third Advisor's Name
Dr. Tometro Hopkins
Third Advisor's Committee Title
phrasal verbs, verb-particle constructions, lexicon-grammar, syntax, morpho-syntax
Date of Defense
The goal of a Lexicon-Grammar is to systematically compose an exhaustive collection of particular linguistic structures to more accurately reveal patterns of language. Recent lexicon-grammar analyses such as “Transitive verbs with the particleout : a lexicon-grammar analysis” by Michelle Garcia-Vega (2011) and “Disambiguating phrasal verbs” by Dr. Peter Machonis (2008) respectively contain a plethora of entries for their particles. However, formal lexicon models would benefit from more in-depth exploration of away expressions. This research consists of collection, classification, and analysis of phrasal verbs with the particle away, following the lexicon-grammar model outlined by Maurice Gross in “The argument structure of elementary sentences” (1992). These tables include information about the morpho-syntactic and structural properties of each expression as well as examples of each construction’s use in a sentence. The large- scale collection of examples makes it possible to analyze these expressions and gain insight into their syntactic combinations and lexical variation.
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La Valley, Sydney G., "A Lexicon-Grammar Analysis of "away" Expressions" (2020). MA in Linguistics Final Projects. 10.