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Locating variation in the dative alternation

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This paper explores the locus of variation in the dative alternation in dialects of Northwest British English.

Pronominal theme passives of apparent double object constructions (e.g. It was given her) are a well-known feature of Northwest English dialects. Detailed investigation reveals restrictions on the availability of theme passives vary systematically in different varieties, however. The paper focuses on Liverpool English, where theme passivisation is shown to derive f...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Linguistic Variation Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Publication date:
2016-01-01
EISSN:
2211-6842
ISSN:
2211-6834
Source identifiers:
573431
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uuid:4b8c4cfb-8599-453b-bac6-fe50fc9d37d1
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pubs:573431
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2015-11-16

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