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The Oxford Latin SyntaxVolume 1: The Simple Clause$
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Harm Pinkster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199283613

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.001.0001

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Syntactic functions of arguments and the categories of constituents that may fulfil them

Syntactic functions of arguments and the categories of constituents that may fulfil them

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(p.736) Chapter 9 Syntactic functions of arguments and the categories of constituents that may fulfil them
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The Oxford Latin Syntax
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Harm Pinkster

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283613.003.0009

This chapter contains a detailed survey of the types of constituents that may function in one of the argument positions of a clause: subject, object, indirect object, other third arguments, subject complement, and object complement. The two main types of constituents found in these positions are noun phrases (including nouns and pronouns) and clauses (which are dealt with in detail in Vol. II). Subject constituents are often not expressed. Attention is paid to the conditions determining this situation. In the section on the object, constituents functioning as ‘pseudo-objects’ are discussed as well. The number of types of constituent that may function as subject and object complement is higher, including also adjectives, numerals, determiners and noun phrases in the genitive, dative, and ablative case.

Keywords:   arguments, subject, object, indirect object, subject complement, object complement, noun phrases as arguments, clauses as arguments, pseudo-object

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