Which grammatical functions a language may have depends on at least four factors. First, what arguments do argument-taking predicates require to be expressed in the syntax? Second, what arguments do argument-taking predicates allow or require to be expressed in a single word? Third, what constraints does the language place on what may be an argument? Fourth, what other participants and clauses does the language allow to be linked into a clause containing a argument-taking predicate?
KeywordsSemantic Role Indirect Object Transitive Verb Grammatical Function Motion Verb
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