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Object functions and the syntax of double object constructions in lexical functional grammar

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It has long been observed that, in a double object constructions (DOC), the two objects exhibit different syntactic behaviour. In Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), these two objects are characterized as two distinct grammatical functions. The object that syntactically patterns with the monotransitive object is the unrestricted object OBJ. The one that does not is the restricted object OBJθ. The goals of this dissertation are to investigate the syntax of DOCs, and to explore the two object ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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uuid:f2fce4eb-2f01-4fad-8c65-b95dee2ec4d9
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ora:10966

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