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By Dennis Kurzon (Ed.), Silvia Adler (Ed.)

This e-book is a suite of articles which care for adpositions in various languages and from a few views. not just does the ebook disguise what's ordinarily taken care of in experiences from a ecu and Semitic orientation - prepositions, however it offers stories on postpositions, too. the most languages handled within the assortment are English, French and Hebrew, yet there are articles dedicated to different languages together with Korean, Turkic languages, Armenian, Russian and Ukrainian. Adpositions are handled via a few authors from a semantic standpoint, by means of others as syntactic devices, and a 3rd staff of authors distinguishes adpositions from the perspective in their pragmatic functionality. This paintings is of curiosity to scholars and researchers in theoretical and utilized linguistics, in addition to to those that have a distinct curiosity in any of the languages taken care of.

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Spatiotemporal verb elaborator after a copular verb be in a garage; be last week;   e. spatiotemporal postmodifier in noun phrase (prefer) the equipment in the garage; (preferred) the roses last year (= (pre‑ ferred) last year’s roses). Each of the prepositional phrases in (a) through to (e) has the status of a place or time indicator. This may be thought of as a purely semantic characteristic. On the other hand, it is a remarkable fact that despite its apparently wide range of different syntactic functions, the place/time indicator retains a more or less constant internal syntactic potential.

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