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Oriya Passives with Ditransitives

Published in Lancaster University
2010
Pages: 173 - 200
Abstract

This paper aims at finding out if Oriya passives with ditransitives are symmetric or asymmetric passives. This typological schema is based on Woolford’s analysis of passives with ditransitives. The next task is to determine whether Oriya ditransitives are Double Object Constructions (DOCs) or Prepositional Dative Constructions (PDCs). Using some syntactic diagnostics like A-bar extraction and Indirect Object (IO) reconstruction, Oriya ditransitives will be identified as DOCs, and then by using agreement and binding facts, and Accusative Case Blocking (ACB) it will be shown that Oriya passives with ditransitives are asymmetric.

About the journal
JournalPresented at Lancaster Post Graduate Conference
PublisherLancaster University
Open AccessYes