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Title: Thematic indirect objects in French
Author: Yves Roberge
Institution: University of Toronto
Author: Michelle Troberg
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Institution: University of Toronto
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: French
Abstract: We present a descriptive generalisation according to which a verbal or an event argument is merged as an indirect object (IO) when the direct object (DO) position is occupied. Our goal is to formalise this generalisation and to show how current syntactic theory provides the necessary tools to support it. Specifically, the converging consensus that all so-called intransitive verbs have an internal nominal argument resolves previous exceptions to the generalisation and shows that the transitivity restriction on thematic IOs is structural.

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This article appears in Journal of French Language Studies Vol. 17, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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