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Preposition Incorporation

MORPHOLOGY/SYNTAX: a process by which applied verbs are generated in Baker's (1988) incorporation theory. Baker assumes that applied verbs are derived from a D-structure representation such as (i). The preposition FOR is incorporated into V via Preposition Incorporation:

(i)  [VP [V..] [PP [P for] [NP..] ] ]

(ii) [VP [V [V..] [P for]i ] [PP [P ei] [NP..] ] ]

LIT. Baker, M. (1988)
Spencer, A. (1991)