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The case of the direct object in Turkish: Semantics, syntax and morphology

@inproceedings{Heusinger2005TheCO,
  title={The case of the direct object in Turkish: Semantics, syntax and morphology},
  author={K. Heusinger and J. Kornfilt},
  year={2005}
}
In this paper, we investigate the interaction between semantic parameters and morphological constraints in determining the distribution of the accusative case marker-(y)I in Turkish. This marker is often discussed as an instance of differentiated object marking (DOM). The account of accusative marking based on a functional interpretation of DOM assumes that the case suffix marks a direct object if it is too similar to an archetypical subject. Other approaches to accusative marking in Turkish… Expand

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