Dative Subjects

  • William D. Davies
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 2)


Data examined in Chapter 3 show that indirect objects, beneficiaries, and possessors may all determine dative agreement. In this chapter I turn to clauses such as (1) and (2), in which what appears to be the subject determines dative agreement.


Dative Subject Embed Clause Matrix Clause Nominative Case Universal Grammar 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Davies
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  1. 1.Department of EnglishCalifornia State UniversitySacramentoUSA

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