Prepositional Phrases of a Container or Bounded Area

  • Marika KalyugaEmail author


This chapter presents an analysis of the prepositional phrases v+PR, iz+GEN and v+ACC. After providing a brief overview of the spatial senses of these prepositional phrases, an analysis of how the spatial senses of v+PR, iz+GEN and v+ACC have contributed to the development of their non-spatial senses is presented. It is demonstrated that prepositional phrases with similar spatial senses receive common semantic extensions as a result of metaphoric transfer.


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  1. 1.Department of International StudiesMacquarie UniversityNew South WalesAustralia

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