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Prepositional Analysis Within the Framework of Role and Reference Grammar


Julia Jolly

Traditional analyses of prepositions have customarily overlooked, subdivided or analyzed away the category. This study, based on the theoretical framework of Role and Reference Grammar, provides a means of unifying the traditional bisection of prepositional analysis. Following an extensive review of the literature, prepositions are analyzed interactively, in terms of their functions within the clause, and componentially, in terms of their semantic roles.