Up above as a Complex Preposition

Hideo Hirao

Abstract


Hirao (2013) indicated that a string, up above, might be considered as a complex preposition. Using British National Corpus (BNC) as our main source of data, this article examines this string from the following three view points: 1. Distribution pattern as a complex preposition. 2. Zero derivation as a prepositional adverb. 3. Modification by adverbs. It is hoped that through these examinations, the string’s status as a complex preposition in present-day English will be established.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/elr.v3n1p12

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English Linguistics Research
ISSN 1927-6028 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6036 (Online)

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