Argument Structure and Ditransitive Verbs in Japanese

  title={Argument Structure and Ditransitive Verbs in Japanese},
  author={Shigeru Miyagawa and Takae Tsujioka},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Linguistics},
Ditransitive verbs such as send and give appear in two distinct structures in English, the double object and the to-dative constructions. It is well known that the two differ semantically and syntactically. In some recent works, it is suggested that the semantic differences observed by Bresnan (1978), Oehrle (1976) and others, and the structural properties noted by Barss and Lasnik (1986), Larson (1988), and others, can both be captured by postulating an extra head for the Double Object… 

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