[HPSG-L] extraction of primary objects and benefactives in English

Tom Wasow wasow at stanford.edu
Tue Nov 29 12:53:26 EST 2016


I have been told that the attachment to my previous reply to Stefan did not
go through, because it was too big.  Here
<http://dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/%7Elangendoen/DativeQuestions.pdf> is a link
to the article I attached.

Tom


On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Stefan Müller <St.Mueller at hu-berlin.de>
wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> I am looking at extractions of objects in English. The literature claims
> that extraction of the primary object is out/bad/marked and the
> extraction of the secondary object is fine.
>
> Hudson:
>
>   We give children sweets.
>   Which sweets do you give children _?
> % Which children do you give _ sweets?
>
> First question: Are there any experimental studies on this?
>
> Second question: Are benefactive different?
>
>   He carved this woman a statue.
>   What kind of statue did he carve this woman _?
> % Which woman did he carve _ a statue?
>
> Third question: Is there an HPSG analysis that formally blocks the
> extraction of one of the objects?
>
> I would do this by lexically specifying the SLASH value of the object as
> empty, but maybe there is a paper on or an implementation of this already.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Greetings from Berlin
>
>         Stefan
>
>
>
> @article{Hudson92a,
>         Author = {Richard Hudson},
>         Journal = {Language},
>         Number = {2},
>         Pages = {251--276},
>         Title = {So-Called 'Double Objects' and Grammatical Relations},
>         Volume = {68},
>         Year = {1992}}
>
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