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  1. An Aspectual Analysis of Ditransitive Verbs of Caused Possession in English.J. Beavers - 2011 - Journal of Semantics 28 (1):1-54.
    In this article I examine ditransitive verbs that can describe caused possession (e.g. give, throw, send) by looking at their lexical aspectual properties, a methodology that has proved fruitful for the exploration of (in)transitive verbs. I show that as a whole these ditransitives share a number of aspectual properties in common with (in)transitive verbs of change of state and motion, suggesting a single shared underlying analysis, which I outline in terms of the scalar analysis of change of Beavers (forthcoming b). (...)
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  • Dative Questions: A Study in the Relation of Acceptability to Grammaticality of an English Sentence Type.D. Terence Langendoen, Nancy Kalish-Landon & John Dore - 1973 - Cognition 2 (4):451-478.
  • What's What: Talkers Help Listeners Hear and Understand by Clarifying Sentential Relations.Virginia Valian & Roger Wales - 1976 - Cognition 4 (2):155-176.