Title

Going After the Phrasal Verb: An Alternative Approach to Classification

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

English

Publication Date

1-4-2012

Abstract

This article critiques past approaches to identifying phrasal verbs and proposes an alternative approach. Instead of requiring verb + particle combinations to demonstrate specific features in order to be identified as phrasal verbs, the new approach calls for researchers and teachers to consider all verb + particle combinations to be potential phrasal verbs until they can be proven otherwise. This approach clarifies the process of classifying phrasal verbs and eliminates curriculum-based problems encountered by students.

Comments

This article was originally published in TESOL Quarterly. The full-text article from the publisher can be found here.

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Journal

TESOL Quarterly

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