The object of verbs like help and an apparent violation of UTAH

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This paper discusses verbs like help, that takes dative case on its object in the Germanic languages with morphological case. In this paper I discuss whether the loss of morphological case in English and mainland Scandinavian had any influence on the argument structure of the VP headed by help-type of verbs.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature


  • UTAH, features, syntax, agree, dative
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizing Grammar. Linguistic Studies in Honor of Henk van Riemsdijk
EditorsHans Broekhuis, Norbert Corver, Riny Huybregts, Ursula Kleinhenz, Jan Koster
PublisherMouton de Gruyter
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Swedish (015011001)

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