Den engelske verbalfrases omfang og struktur

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Hjulmand & Schwarz (2009:32, 2012:33) (and many others) assume that "has concluded" constitutes a verb phrase (VP) in the example "The British car industry has concluded a deal with the Japanese government". I want to defend a different analysis, namely that "concluded" constitutes a VP together with the object, i.e. "The British car industry has concluded a deal with the Japanese government". In such an analysis, VPs are not limited to consist of only verbs, just like NPs may contain more than nouns and PPs more than prepositions. Another advantage of is a better account of examples like "Saved many a life at sea, they have". The VP-internal structural difference between arguments (e.g. objects) and adjuncts (e.g. adverbials) will also be discussed, as well as discontinuous VPs. Finally, the appendix will discuss the analysis of Danish.
Translated title of the contributionThe structure and the size of the English VP
Original languageDanish
JournalNy Forskning i Grammatik
Volume22
Pages (from-to)271-289
Number of pages19
ISSN1902-1291
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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