Tracking and Explaining the Transitive out of -ing Pattern in Recent and Current English

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change book series (PSLHL)


Consider sentence (1):
  1. (1)

    … an official almost talked Mrs. Steuer out of withdrawing her account, … (TIME, 1931)

Sentence (1) illustrates a pattern of verb complementation: the matrix verb talk selects three arguments, a subject NP, realized by an official, a direct object NP, realized by Mrs. Steuer, and a prepositional phrase, realized by out of withdrawing her account. The latter two constituents are the complements of talk in the sentence.


Search String Participant Role Matrix Verb Prepositional Phrase Frequency Verb 
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Copyright information

© Martti Juhani Rudanko 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TampereFinland

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