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Double object constructions and 'bill' verbs in English

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This thesis empirically tests the two predominant views concerning which object in a DOC is the ‘true’ one by applying Hudson’s (1992) eleven objecthood diagnostics to verbs that pattern like ‘bill’ in a corpus search and a grammatical acceptability survey. Only two tests showed statistically significant results: passivization and extraction. Passivization indicated that the first positional object (O1) behaves most like the monotransitive object (O0). Extraction indicated that, by a small ma...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2013-04-24

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