object of a preposition


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Noun1.object of a preposition - the object governed by a preposition
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
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A report on English-Spanish bilingual acquisition, namely Eisenchlas (1996), included data that suggests influence from English regarding extraction constructions with an object of a preposition in the speech of an EnglishSpanish bilingual child between approximately 5 and 6 years of age.
In an effort to fill the existing gap, the present study examines non-target-like forms in longitudinal naturalistic data of the simultaneous acquisition of English and Spanish by a single child; these structures suggest cross-linguistic influence in extraction constructions involving an object of a preposition.
Extraction constructions involving the object of a preposition can be realized either through pied-piping or through preposition stranding.