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Full Title: Ditransitive Constructions in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective

      
Location: Pavia, Italy
Start Date: 11-Sep-2014 - 11-Sep-2014
Contact: Agnes Korn
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The workshop proposes to look at ditransitive constructions in various languages. Topics that the papers could address might include (among others):

- Morphological object marking (identical marking of direct and indirect objects; double accusatives; optional object marking; development of object markers; dative drift)
- Hierarchy-driven object marking / Differences between direct and indirect objects in relation to animacy hierarchies; to pro-drop; to word order; to diatheses
- Syntactic objects (e.g. status of objects in complex predicates; status of indirect objects and the definition of core arguments)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Syntax; Typology
LL Issue: 24.4518


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