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English Prepositions Explained: Revised edition

 
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This completely revised and expanded edition of English Prepositions Explained (EPE), originally published in 1998, covers approximately 100 simple, compound, and phrasal English prepositions of space and time – with the focus being on short prepositions such as at, by, in, and on. Its target readership includes teachers of ESOL, pre-service translators and interpreters, undergraduates in English linguistics programs, studious advanced learners and users of English, and anyone who is inquisitive about the English language. The overall aim is to explain how and why meaning changes when one preposition is swapped for another in the same context. While retaining most of the structure of the original, this edition says more about more prepositions. It includes many more figures – virtually all new. The exposition draws on recent research, and is substantially founded on evidence from digitalized corpora, including frequency data. EPE gives information and insights that will not be found in dictionaries and grammar handbooks.

 

Table of contents

 

Acknowledgements
Ix
Preface to the second edition
XI
Symbols, abbreviations and features of format
XIII
Chapter 1 Introduction and orientation
1–28
Chapter 2 Toward(s), to, in/into, inward, outward, through, out (of), from (vs off), away (from)
29–50
Chapter 3 On1, off, on2: On the in-/outside, on top (of), back, forward, ahead, to/ on the right/left (of), off, away, along, out, toward(s), about, around, concerning, under, upon, on the back of
51–71
Chapter 4 In, on1, out, into: During, inside, within
72–80
Chapter 5 Beside, along, against, alongside, aside: To/on the right/left (of)
81–88
Chapter 6 Between, among(st): In between, amid(st), in the midst (of), in the middle (of), inter-
89–96
Chapter 7 Across (from), opposite (from), on the other side (of), beyond: Behind, over, at the other end (of)
97–102
Chapter 8 Behind, on the other side (of), in back (of), in front (of): Before, after, ahead of, in the front/back (of)
103–108
Chapter 9 Above, over: Across, through, via, during, throughout
109–132
Chapter 10 Around/Round, by, past: Over, all around, all over, all across, about, on, roundabout
133–143
Chapter 11 By, near, past: Near to, nearby, close (to), next to, around
144–155
Chapter 12 Under, below: Beneath, underneath, at/on the bottom (of), in
156–166
Chapter 13 Back, backward(s): On2, forward, ahead
167–172
Chapter 14 At: In, on1, to, toward(s), by, near, with
173–182
Chapter 15 Against: Near, by, on1, into, at
183–188
Chapter 16 Up, down: Off, out
189–204
Chapter 17 Of: Off, with, at, in, about, from…
205–213
Chapter 18 With: For, to, without, together, apart (from)
214–223
Chapter 19 For: To, of
224–232
Chapter 20 To: With, for, against
233–242
Chapter 21 Survey and Index of important abstract notions expressed by prepositions
243–262
References
263–267
Glossary
268–270
General index
271–273



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