Phrasal Verbs

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Contents

Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………….......3
Chapter 1 ……………………………………………………………………………………….….…4
An Overview of Phrasal Verbs ……………………………………….……………...…………….…4
Chapter 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………...….12
Practical Aspects of Phrasal Verbs …….…………………………………………….……...………12
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………..19
Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………...20

Introduction

The present paper suggests a revision of all the theses concerning the domain of complex verbs. The practical aim of the paper is to offer a synthesizing model of the conveyed theories that have been put forward in the specialized literature of complex verbs. Being structured into two chapters, this paper is a study on phrasal verbs whose particular aim is that of producing an accurate description of phrasal verbs seen through their complex perspective of the morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic features. The paper aims to find more effective learning conditions for phrasal verbs taking into account the influence of proficiency and the learner’s first language. The semantic properties of phrasal verbs (transparent versus idiomatic phrasal verbs) were also examined. Comprehending the meaning of multiword expressions is essential, yet, it is not only in speaking or productive skills but also in listening or receptive skills. One of the reasons is that there are many layers and kinds of multiword expressions such as idioms, fixed expressions, phrasal verbs, prefabs etc. Amongst them, the present study focuses on phrasal verbs, which are considered a proper feature in English. Even though the importance and the difficulty of learning phrasal verbs are recognized, there is little research on testing the factors that affect learning phrasal verbs so far. Thus, the present study as well aims to investigate the effect of the learning conditions as well as the



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