El + verb complex predicates in Hungarian

Dékány, Éva (2008) El + verb complex predicates in Hungarian. NORDLYD, 35 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0332-7531


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This paper investigates the structure of complex predicates com- prising the verbal particle el- (`away') and a verb in Hungarian. I show that el- has different meaning contributions to the predication when combined with different types of verbs. I argue that despite the three seemingly unrelated meanings of el-, two uses involve the same lexical item. In these unifiable cases I analyze el- as a mea- sure function that can measure in both the spatial and the temporal domains.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Dr Éva Dékány
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 12:55
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2014 12:55

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