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Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Beatriz Fernandez and Ricardo Etxepare


This volume explores the syntactic nature of dative-marked DPs from a microcomparative approach. The volume attempts to address some of the core issues related to dative DPs, such as the range of syntactic positions they can occupy in the structure of the clause; the relationship between dative case and other core or oblique cases and adpositions; the way they are indexed in the finite verb as agreement affixes or cliticized pronouns, and the restrictions arising from their combination with other indexes; and their sensitivity to animacy and definiteness in so-called differential case marking, ... More

Keywords: datives, core case, oblique case, agreement, clitics, microparameters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199937363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beatriz Fernandez, editor
University of the Basque Country

Ricardo Etxepare, editor
University of Bayonne