LINGUIST List 31.1887

Mon Jun 08 2020

Books: Dative constructions in Romance and beyond: Pineda, Mateu (eds.)

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 29-May-2020
From: Sebastian Nordhoff <>
Subject: Dative constructions in Romance and beyond: Pineda, Mateu (eds.)
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Dative constructions in Romance and beyond
Series Title: Open Generative Syntax
Published: 2020
Publisher: Language Science Press

Book URL:

Editor: Anna Pineda
Editor: Jaume Mateu
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961102495 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

This book offers a comprehensive account of dative structures across languages –with an important, though not exclusive, focus on the Romance family. As is well-known, datives play a central role in a variety of structures, ranging from ditransitive constructions to cliticization of indirect objects and differentially marked direct objects, and including also psychological predicates, possessor or causative constructions, among many others. As interest in all these topics has increased significantly over the past three decades, this volume provides an overdue update on the state of the art. Accordingly, the chapters in this volume account for both widely discussed patterns of dative constructions as well as those that are relatively unknown.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:

Page Updated: 08-Jun-2020