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Studies in Language Companion Series
The following article deals with phasal verbs, i.e., verbs referring to a special phase of an entire event. Thus, for instance, start refers to the beginning of an event whereas stop and finish focus on an event's final phase. After a general introduction, I shall show in Section 1.2 that there is a direct line from medieval thinking about event phases to recent semantic theories as they have been developed since the 1960s or so onward. Three influential modern theories are discussed in thedoi:10.1075/slcs.152.06eng fatcat:ivkjt2sdsne4dgkgy5eccljxxa