7-Prepositions and preposition phrases (1-Traditional class of…
7-Prepositions and preposition phrases
1-Traditional class of prepositions
Relations in space and time (Meaning)
Take NPs as complement
Head of wide range of dependence (Function)
名词的限定词-dependent of noun-eg. the woman from Paris
动词的限定词-dependent of verb-eg. She came from Paris.
-eg. She is from Paris.
2-Extending the membership of the class
prep. vs subordinators
prep. vs adverbs
preposition with optional NP complements
(a) dependents of nouns
(b) complement of the verb
Further extensions of the preposition category
3-Further category contrasts
Prep. vs adj.
prep. vs verbs
4-Grammaticized uses of prepositions