A dechticaetiative language
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Monday, August 9, 2004, 12:59|
If I am not mistaken, a dechticaetiative language is one where objects may
be classified as primary objects and secondary objects, such that
Primary objects correspond to the patient of a monotransituve sentence, and
the recipient of a ditransitive sentence.
Secondary objects correspond to the patient of a ditransitive sentence.
Now, considering the following examples
I gave a book
S V PO
I gave John a book
S V PO SO
we can clearly see that English is a dechticaetiative language.