Particles in English phrasal verbs: The case of up

Anica Glođović


The aim of this study is to analyze the potential effect of the most frequent particle up on the aspect and aktionsart categories of the verbs. We will explore at which percentage the main verb suffers the aspectual and/or aktionsart change induced by this particle. The (statistical) analysis will be performed on the corpus provided from the modern British literature so that it can reflect the contemporary state in this field.


adverbial particle, phrasal verb, aspect, aktionsart, telicity

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