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Ditransitive alignment splits and inverse alignment

Haspelmath, Martin


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{
  "DOI": "10.1075/fol.14.1.06has", 
  "container_title": "Functions of Language", 
  "title": "Ditransitive alignment splits and inverse alignment", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2007, 
        1, 
        1
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>This paper argues that language-particular restrictions on ditransitive construc- tions are best understood as instantiations of easily falsifiable implicational universals that can be explained functionally, rather than as falling out from a restrictive formal metalanguage. Well-known restrictions on ditransitives in English (<em>*She gave Kim it</em>) and French (<em>*Elle donna Kim le livre</em>) are shown to be instantiations of inverse patterns that are completely parallel to inverse pat- terns in monotransitive constructions. Moreover, ditransitive constructions are parallel to monotransitives in that they exhibit differential recipient marking and differential theme marking, analogous to differential object and subject marking.</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Haspelmath, Martin"
    }
  ], 
  "page": "79-102", 
  "volume": "14", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "issue": "1", 
  "id": "1133886"
}
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