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On the possibility of Romanian to relate a low applicative to a DP inside PP complements of unergative verbs

Publication: Limba română: diacronie și sincronie în studiul limbii române, I, p. 129
Editors:Rodica Zafiu, Adina Dragomirescu, Alexandru Nicolae
Publisher:Editura Universității din București
Abstract:Romanian examples such as Ion îi muncește Mariei în casă are intricate enough to deserve closer attention. Pylkkänen (2002) uses crosslinguistic evidence and points to the fact that Dative DPs in such constructions are possessive Datives. Her analysis shows that only be-languages can relate low applicatives to a DP inside PP complements of unergative verbs. Romanian is a have-language; nevertheless, it allows such constructions. Our tentative proposal is that such DPs are not possessive Datives; we try to show that they are Benefactives which are licensed in high applicative configurations.
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 2

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A generative grammar perspective
Editura Universității din București1995
4Alexandra CornilescuA Note on Dative Clitics and Dative Case in RomanianRRL, XXXII (3), 2131987

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