Are there any academic papers on the "Adjective like (article) Noun" construction/ phrase?

asked 2021-02-11 08:18:27 -0400

I am currently working on a paper about the "Adj like (article) Noun" construction. Some would consider that which comes after the "like"-part to be a prepositional phrase if "like" is understood as a preposition, while others consider it an adjective; but this latter view is in my opinion counterintuitive. Anyway; are there any papers on this topic that I could use as sources? It would be most helpful if there were papers with a construction grammar viewpoint on this, but others would be fine as well. I see that some call this "comparative construction" but only in the context of other constructions, and mostly just as a footnote, and there are almost no papers dealing primarily with this exact construction.

I would appreciate your help.

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