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Ditransitive alignment splits and inverse alignment

Haspelmath, Martin

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  "description": "<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>", 
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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology", 
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      "name": "Haspelmath, Martin"
  "headline": "Ditransitive alignment splits and inverse alignment", 
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  "datePublished": "2007-01-01", 
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  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Ditransitive alignment splits and inverse alignment"
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