Syntactic and Focus-Structural Aspects of Triadic Constructions

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This book investigates central issues in the syntax and focus structure of the English dative alternation. After a critical review of approaches in generative grammar, it defends an analysis of the double object construction as an applicative. By taking into account recent approaches to argument structure, syntactic and morphological evidence is discussed for relating the two alternants in terms of incorporation of an empty preposition. The second part is devoted to prosodic investigations of the focus structure of the ...

Syntactic and Focus-Structural Aspects of Triadic Constructions 2003, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt a.M.

ISBN-13: 9783631514443

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