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The roots of ditransitive verbs of caused possession

John Beavers and Andrew Koontz-Garboden

in The Roots of Verbal Meaning

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198855781
eISBN:
9780191889417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855781.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 3 examines English ditransitive verbs, which show the dative alternation between indirect object and to frames, each supposedly reflecting a different template for a single manner-describing ... More


Affectee Arguments

John Bowers

in Arguments as Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014311
eISBN:
9780262289252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014311.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines Affectee, the third primary argument type after Agent and Theme, and shows how it manifests itself. It considers the alternation between prepositional dative and double-object ... More


Head- and dependent-marking in Semitic

REBECCA HASSELBACH

in Case in Semitic: Roles, Relations, and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671809
eISBN:
9780191751165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671809.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 5 (Head- and dependent-marking in Semitic) provides a detailed investigation of marking patterns and marking devices throughout Semitic. It looks at head- and dependent-marking patterns in ... More


Syntactic functions of arguments and the categories of constituents that may fulfil them

Harm Pinkster

in The Oxford Latin Syntax: Volume 1: The Simple Clause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199283613
eISBN:
9780191816734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter contains a detailed survey of the types of constituents that may function in one of the argument positions of a clause: subject, object, indirect object, other third arguments, subject ... More


Serialization of full noun phrases in the history of German

Augustin Speyer

in Clause Structure and Word Order in the History of German

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198813545
eISBN:
9780191851414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813545.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The serialization of object full NPs is relatively free in Modern German. In OHG, the order IO > DO was heavily preferred; the preference weakened only in the ENHG period. The most important factor ... More


The verb phrase

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

The verb phrase is headed by a verb, which may be an auxiliary verb with a grammatical function, a copula, or a lexical verb. Lexical verbs are avalent, transitive, intransitive, ergative, or ... More


A reconsideration of Dative Movements A reconsideration of Dative Movements (1972) *

Ray Jackendoff and Peter W. Culicover

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The standard analyses of the dative generally postulate two similar Dative Movement rules, one of which applies to to-indirect objects and the other to for-indirect objects. This chapter shows how to ... More


The emergence of benefactive function in English

Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Marielle Butters

in The Emergence of Functions in Language

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198844297
eISBN:
9780191879838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844297.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Families

Chapter 5 describes the emergence of benefactive function from the initial state that had emerged after the loss of the indirect object function in English. Old English used to have a dative case ... More


Anaphor binding

Jan Terje Faarlund

in The Syntax of Mainland Scandinavian

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198817918
eISBN:
9780191859298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817918.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Language Families

Scandinavian has a reflexive pronoun and a reflexive possessive for the 3rd person, and a reciprocal pronoun for all persons. Regular binding domains are finite and non-finite clauses, small clauses, ... More


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