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High and Higher Applicatives: The Case of French Non-core Datives
Nora Boneh and Léa Nash
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This paper argues that French non-core datives are not a uniform class and that they differ as to the attachment site of the applicative head introducing them. First, distributional evidence for distinguishing between Benefactive Datives and Coreferential Datives is presented, and then it is shown that these two differ in whether they can be embedded under causative-faire constructions or not. The data and analysis presented here constitute evidence in favour of a high applicative analysis of non-core datives.

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Proceedings of the 28th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
edited by Mary Byram Washburn, Katherine McKinney-Bock, Erika Varis, Ann Sawyer, and Barbara Tomaszewicz
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