"... and she was cutting _me_ some cake."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri May 6 14:44:16 UTC 2011

At 5/6/2011 09:32 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>oops, sorry.  Should have read one this first, rather than the
>trimmed version.  I see now that it has to do with lap-sitting, not
>datives.  Either preposition sounds natural to me.

No need to apologize, Larry.  Wilson's original subject line called
attention to the dative:

Subject:      [ADS-L] "I was sitting in my mother's lap and she was
cutting _me_ some cake."


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