preposition ~ zero

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Feb 25 20:22:59 UTC 2008

i've applied for a summer intern to work on a continuation of my OI
Project (on _O_mit Needless Words and _I_nclude All Necessary Words
advice in English), with special attention to be paid to preposition/
zero alternatives for particular verbs (as in the "depend (on)" case i
posted about a little while back).  we've had considerable discussion
on ADS-L about the phenomenon; i think i've saved all the relevant

now i'm asking for further nominations, of cases we haven't
considered, or of discussions of familiar cases (like "depart" and
"arrive") in places i might have missed.  (there's no guarantee that
i'll actually get an intern, of course, but i'll continue thinking
about the phenomenon no matter what.)

if you have suggestions, send me e-mail -- or, if you think they'd be
of general interest, post them to the list.


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