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Edge-Based Clausal SyntaxA Study of (Mostly) English Object Structure$
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Paul M. Postal

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014816

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.001.0001

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Passivization Targets: III

Passivization Targets: III

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(p.265) 7 Passivization Targets: III
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Edge-Based Clausal Syntax
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Paul M. Postal

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014816.003.0007

This chapter focuses on English periphrastic passives and the most basic constraints on English passivization. It discusses the distinction between Class A ditransitives and Class B ditransitives and considers various types of English ditransitive clauses, along with failures of ditransitive 4 object passivization. It also looks at two alternative viewpoints on ditransitive constructions, one from Richard Oehrle (1976) and the other from Marcel den Dikken (1995).

Keywords:   ditransitive clauses, English, periphrastic passives, passivization, ditransitives, Richard Oehrle, Marcel den Dikken

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