New PDF release: Problems in Syntax

By W. Abraham, Cl. Blanche-Benveniste, A. Colen, B. Comrie, M. Dascal, R. Declerck, S. Dik, M. Dominicy, G. Fauconnier, J. Koster, S. Kuno, J. McCawley, L. Melis, C. S. Smith, W. van Langendonck, A. Zaenen (auth.), Liliane Tasmowski, Dominique Willems (eds.)

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Whatever their fault, however, they seem to be on safe ground as far as the normal distribution of lOs and DOs but not as far as their respective surface order in Dutch is concerned. My argument, then, will be that distributional arguments per ana/ogiam (more specifically here: between NP-IOs and NP-DOs, on the one hand, and reciprocal/reflexive pronouns of such relational status) need not be conclusive and should, in the absence of better, non-distributional arguments, be abandoned. ). WA D&B (15) Ik gee!

3. Negation of quasi-auxiliaries For most of the quasi-auxiliaries, there is no doubt about their being verbs, so the negation test, which primarily distinguishes verbs from nonverbs, is not directly relevant: both the 'one form - one function' analysis and its rival maintain that the quaSi-auxiliaries are verbs (the 'one form - one function' analysis on the basis that they take direct object suffixes). It should, however, be noted that this test does encompass the quasi-auxiliary gfiad, which is not a verb in origin : (54) Il-baqrag1iad-ha t-orqod.

Such observations alone would not make it impossible, however, to collapse the dative object and Prep-Obj into one specific rule. All that (66) - (68) account for is the syntactic property of give with respect to its syntax of passivization. What appears to be a stronger argument in Keenan's type of reasoning for the degree of closeness of an argument to the verb (Keenan 1977). It is the DO, not the 10 or Prep + NP, together with the verb that yields a new, and often idiomatic, meaning as compared to the simple verb: give the kicks, give a try, give a treatment.

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