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English Benefactive NPs

Ida Toivonen


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English benefactive NPs pattern with arguments in some ways and with adjuncts in others. This paper proposes an analysis of benefactive NPs that accounts for this dual behavior. In particular, I argue that benefactive NPs are generally not included in the basic argument structure of verbs. Instead, they are added by an argument structure rule. In other words, English benefactive NPs are derived arguments, in the sense of Needham and Toivonen (2011).

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