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A structural approach to the analysis of the possessive idiom have got

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dc.title A structural approach to the analysis of the possessive idiom have got en Veselovská, Ludmila
dc.relation.ispartof Theories in Practice: Proceedings of the First International Conference on English and American Studies
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7318-823-8 2010
dc.citation.spage 27
dc.citation.epage 40
dc.event.title 1st International Conference on English and American Studies
dc.event.location Zlín
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2009-09
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.subject English predicate en
dc.subject idiom have got en
dc.subject [ plus Activity] en
dc.subject English Auxiliary en
dc.description.abstract This paper gives a structural description of English predicate structures, focusing on discussing characteristics of the verb have. More specifically the paper concentrates on the possessive idiom have got, summarising descriptive generalisations from English grammar textbooks and manuals. Using also some data from the British National Corpus the paper demonstrates that the idiom have got has a rather restricted paradigm and is productively used only in a very limited number of semantic and syntactic contexts. Such restrictions are the result of more general characteristics of the structure proposed for have got. Describing the dislocation of the elements of the complex idiom, two main factors are considered in more detail: the Case assigning ability of the English verb and the semantic feature [+Activity]. The data prove that the position of an element in a syntactic structure predicts its formal (morphological and syntactic) properties as well as its interpretation. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/10:43865756!RIV12-MSM-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43865772
utb.identifier.wok 000279603400002
utb.source d-wok 2011-08-09T07:33:58Z 2011-08-09T07:33:58Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Veselovská, Ludmila
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