DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.08.010
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LU Zhi, SUN Juan

Abstract: Phrasal verbs, accounting for a large proportion in modern language, pose numerous challenges to foreign language learners of English, who usually view verb + particle combinations random. The issue of unpredictability is obviously a problem for English learners. Making things worse, many phrasal verbs are polysemous. For one thing, one phrasal verb may have multiple meanings; for another, several phrasal verbs may have the same or similar meanings. While the fast development of cognitive linguistics theory pr…

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