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Heidi Harley (2002). Possession and the double object construction.

URL: http://linguistics.arizona.edu/~hharley/PDFs/HarleyGive2002.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 52&langcode=jpn (2022-01-26).


Example #1:

    b. John-ga/ni zibun-no uti-ga aru
    John-N/D self-gen house-N exist
    "John has his house"
Example #2:

    (44) John-ga/ni     zibun-no uti-ga  aru
    Possessor      Theme V
    "John has his house"
Example #3:

    Tanaka-sensei-ga/nii musume-san-gaj oarinii/*j naru
    T-Prof-nom/dat daughter-nom exist-hon
    "Professor Tanaka has his daughter"
Example #4:

    *Zibuni-no musume-ni Tanakai-sensei-ga aru
    self-gen daughter Tanaka-Prof         exist
    "His daughter has Professor Tanaka"
Example #5:

    (46) a.  Bugs-ga      Daffy-ni piza-o         age-ta
    Bugs-nom     Daffy-dat pizza-acc     give-past
    "Bugs gave   Daffy a pizza."
Example #6:

    b. Bugs-ga      piza-o     Daffy-ni     age-ta
    Bugs-nom     pizza-acc Daffy-dat     give-past
    "Bugs gave   a pizza to Daffy."
Example #7:

    (47) a.      Bugs-ga      tomodati-ni 2-ri piza-o     age-ta
    Bugs-nom     friends-dat 2-cl pizza-acc give-past
    "Bugs gave    two friends pizza."
Example #8:

    (48) a.      Taroo-ga hi-ni       abura-o sosoida.
    Taroo-nom fire-dat oil-acc poured
    (Lit. "Taroo poured oil on the fire.")
Example #9:

    b. #Taroo-ga abura-o hi-ni     sosoida.
    Taroo-nom oil-acc fire-dat poured
    "Taroo made things worse."