Thesis icon

Thesis

Double object constructions and 'bill' verbs in English

Abstract:

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...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Files:

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

Contributors

Role:
Supervisor
More from this funder
Funding agency for:
Victoria Joanne Thomas
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:3a7fcff7-f8ba-4847-9002-71b3c228b955
Local pid:
ora:6817

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP