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Title: Complex verbo-nominal predicates in the light of prototype approaches to categorization
Authors: Jędrzejko, Ewa
Keywords: periphrastic predication; parts of speech; radial and polycentric categories; metaphor; profiling
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: "Studies in Polish Linguistics", Vol. 8, iss. 2, 2013, s. 57-74
Abstract: The article is an attempt to analyse complex predicates (henceforth VNAs) from the point of view of the prototype theory and the concept of family resemblance (prototype, polycentric and gradable categories). The focus is on the lexical-grammatical status of constructions of the type robić pranie ‘to do the washing’, ulec zniszczeniu ‘to be destroyed’, ‘lit. to undergo destruction’, wpaść w przerażenie ‘to be filled with terror’, ‘lit. to fall into terror’, ponieść klęskę ‘to suffer defeat’ functioning as predicates. Units of this type are clearly structured as [VGENER//METAFOR + NA/NE/NABSTR], highly fossilized (phraseologised) and have considerable derivational potential. Moreover, they are characterized by semantic proximity to full verbs (robić pranie = prać ‘to wash’, wpaść w przerażenie = przerazić się ‘to be terrified’). Units of the VNA type are common cross-linguistically and as such may be seen as a product of a systemic sign-formation mechanism, which complements other (morphological) means of sign-formation. Furthermore, VNAs display strong (semantic, formal and functional) correlations with the V-class [...].
DOI: 10.4467/23005920SPL.13.004.1419
ISSN: 1732-8160
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