First Advisor

Jeanette S. DeCarrico

Date of Publication

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

Applied Linguistics

Subjects

English language -- Verb phrase, Technical manuals, Technical writing

DOI

10.15760/etd.6065

Physical Description

1 online resource (126 p.)

Abstract

Much recent attention has been devoted to the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic properties of phrasal verbs--those two-part lexical items like "put on" and "tighten up", along with suggestions regarding effective methods of teaching them to non-native speakers. According to Cornell (1985), phrasal verbs, "have been 'discovered' as an important component in curricula for English as a Foreign Language" (p. 1). However, it is very possible that they have become objects of current research primarily because of their complexity: their polysemy, their idiomaticity, their syntactic restraints, a complexity that means covering phrasal verbs in an ESL/EFL course can be a time-consuming process.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24044

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