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Addressee

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Author(s): Christina Sevdali
Abstract Addressee is the semantic role of the indirect object or three-place predicates of saying. In Greek addressees are expressed with the dative case and prepositional phrases with eis and pr ós ‘to’. According to Luraghi (2003), addressee is the role taken by the third argument of some three-place predicates, typically verbs of ‘saying’. Addressees are typically human. In Indo-European languages in general, and Greek in particular, addressees are typically encoded by the dative case, although they can appear with some prepositional phrases introduced with eis and prós. With …
Date: 2013-11-01

Indirect Object

(2,213 words)

Author(s): Christina Sevdali | Elena Anagnostopoulou
Abstract Indirect Object is the third argument of a three-place predicate (a ditransitive verb). In Greek, Indirect Objects typically bear semantic roles like recipient, addressee, goal, source and benefactive (or malefactive). Moreover, indirect objects appear in the dative, the genitive or the accusative case. 1. Introductory Remarks An indirect object can be defined as the third argument of a three-place predicate (a ditransitive verb). Ditransitive verbs involve two internal arguments: one theme argument, called the direct object (DO), a…
Date: 2013-11-01

Recipient

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Author(s): Christina Sevdali
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 of being animate, recipients su…
Date: 2014-01-22