Domain Minimization in English Verb-particle Constructions

@inproceedings{Lohse2004DomainMI,
  title={Domain Minimization in English Verb-particle Constructions},
  author={Barbara Lohse and John A. Hawkins and Thomas},
  year={2004}
}
The placement of the particle before or after an object in the English verb-particle construction is influenced by a variety of factors. We argue that many of them can be subsumed under a single simple principle, motivated by considerations of processing efficiency: to the extent that the domains of syntactic and semantic dependencies can be minimized, processing is facilitated. We use a more precise formulation of this idea to make several predictions about the distribution of particles based… CONTINUE READING

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