Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 00:38:44 -0700


Subject: Re: Prepositional complements


I'd suggest you start with a search on the MLA bibliography, now

on a CD-ROM back to 1961. The UC library probably has it. If not, let me

know. Next I'd suggest you track down some of the bibliographies in my

Bibliography of Bibliographies of the Languages of the World v. 1. Some

of those, such as Matsuji Tajima (which covers back to 1923), Jacek Fisiak,

and Yasui Minoru, are well classified. You may also want to check through

issues of the Old English Newlsetter, which has an annual bibliography

starting in 1969. It's also worth checking Dissertation Abstracts, which

may be available online or on CD-ROM, since not all dissertations get

published. I have one, for example, done on verb complements in an OE

ms., from Texas back in the 1950s. In my biblio, be sure to check under

Modern English as well, since some of those listed include Old English (e.g.,

the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, which picks up

in 1921 where Kennedy left off.

I would also recommend a book by Juhani Rudanko on verb complements

in modern English. He's one of the major specialists on the topic.

--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]