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ERIC Number: EJ623348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
The Interpretive Value of Object Splits.
Ritter, Elizabeth; Rosen, Sara Thomas
Language Sciences, v23 n4-5 p425-51 Jul-Sep 2001
Accounts for the observation that in a broad range of genetically unrelated languages two classes of direct objects are found that are based on their semantic and syntactic properties. Specifically, splits are found in case marking, object position, and the ability of the object to trigger verb agreement. Proposes that this split in object properties is determined by the presence or absence of a feature on the object DP. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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