John sent Mary a book for Smith

bingfu bingfu at USC.EDU
Wed Apr 29 16:09:07 UTC 1998

Dear netters,

	In the sentence

	"J sent M a book for S"

Who is the recipient and benefactive?
Is the sentence ambiguous.

	Is the following sentence acceptable?

	"J sent M a book to S/her hotel"

Are there any relevant discussions in the literature?

How to translate these sentences in other your native languages?

(For formalists): How do these sentences behave
with respect to anaphoric and reflexivity?

If responses are intersting enough, I will make a summary.

	Bingfu Lu

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