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Differential object marking and the lexical semantics of verbs in Spanish

@inproceedings{Heusinger2007DifferentialOM,
  title={Differential object marking and the lexical semantics of verbs in Spanish},
  author={K. Heusinger and G. Kaiser},
  year={2007}
}
In Spanish, the direct object can be accompanied by the marker a, which is homophone to the preposition a ‘to’; hence, such direct objects are often called ‘prepositional accusative”, which is an type of Differential Object Marking (DOM). DOM is widespread among the languages of the world. Bossong (1985) mentions that at least 300 known languages exhibit DOM in one way or other. DOM or a-marking of the direct object in Spanish is a well studied subject (e.g. Bruge & Brugger 1996, Torrego 1999… Expand
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