THE SO-CALLED FREE DATIVES, THE RESULTATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS AND THE AD HOC VERBS OF MOTION: THE CONTRIBUTION OF CONSTRUCTION GRAMMAR AND DEPENDENCY GRAMMAR
The description of the so-called free datives occupies a central position within linguistic discussions today, together with the descriptions of resultative constructions and the ad hoc verbs of motion. These descriptions are especially problematic for the grammatical theory, for the dependency grammar and also for the construction grammar. It is my aim in this paper to discuss, first, the controversial classification of free datives, placing special emphasis on their status as complements or circumstantials. Secondly, I will focus on the role of directive phrase that is added to the ad hoc verbs of motion. Thirdly, the study will deal with the question whether the verb in resultative constructions remains as the highest hierarchical unit or whether it could be interpreted as a complex predicate.
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