A typology of tritransitives: alignment types and motivations

@inproceedings{Kittil2007ATO,
  title={A typology of tritransitives: alignment types and motivations},
  author={Seppo Kittil{\"a}},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract The present article discusses the syntax and semantics of tritransitive constructions. The label comprises constructions like a physiotherapist made the phonetician give a book to the bassoon player and a phonetician gave a book to the bassoon player for the physiotherapist and their equivalents in the languages of the world. The article proposes a formal typology, which is based on the formal similarities and differences in the Recipient and Beneficiary/ Causee coding in ditransitive… 
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