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Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLibert, AR
Series TitleLINCOM Studies in Language Typology
Series Volume13
Number of Pages106
Place PublishedMünchen
Publication Languageeng

From the publisher: Two major categories of relational words are prepositions and positions, the difference between them having to do with whether they precede or follow their object. There is a relatively small group of words of the same general type which can be placed either before or after their object. Such words have been given the name ambipositions. A possible (though not uncontroversial) example from English is through, e.g. he walked through the forest and he slept the whole night through. Other examples are German entlang and Ancient Greek peri. This book is a detailed examination of this unusual type of word.

Citation KeyLibert2006
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