Recipient
(447 words)

Abstract

Recipient is the semantic role of the indirect object or three-place predicates of verbs of ‘giving’. In Greek recipients are typically animate and are prototypically expressed with the dative case. Recipients are syntactically indirect objects.

Recipient is the role taken by the third argument of some three-place predicates, typically verbs of giving such as dídōmi ‘give’, pémpō ‘send’, prosphérō ‘offer’, according to Luraghi (2003). Recipients are typically human and as the Greek dative has the distinctive property…

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Christina Sevdali, “Recipient”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000523>
First published online: 2013



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