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Argument Marking in Ditransitive Alignment Types

Martin Haspelmath;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: Linguistic Discovery, volume 3 (eissn: 1537-0852, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dartmouth College Library Press
This paper discusses the patterns of case-marking/adpositional marking and indexing of ditransitive clauses in the world's languages, i.e. clauses with an Agent, a Recipient and a Theme argument. It distinguishes three major alignment types, indirective, secundative, and neutral, corresponding to accusative, ergative and neutral in monotransitive constructions. The alignment and coding patterns are recorded for a sample of 100 languages from around the world. Ditransitive alignment is compared with monotransitive alignment, alignment of case-marking/adpositional marking is compared to alignment of indexing, and the various coding types are distinguished, dependi...
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