Dative applicative elements in Arusa (Maa) : a canonical approach to the argument-adjunct distinction
CITATION: Andrason, A. & Karani, M. 2019. Dative applicative elements in Arusa (Maa) : a canonical approach to the argument-adjunct distinction. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, 58:177-204, doi:10.5842/58-0-842.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The present paper analyzes the degree of the argumenthood or adjuncthood of elements licensed by the dative applicative (DA) construction in Arusa within a canonical approach to the argument-adjunct distinction. After testing DA elements for the various criteria and diagnostics associated with the typologically-driven prototype of arguments and adjuncts, the authors conclude the following: in most cases, DA elements behave as canonical arguments and are therefore located close to the argumenthood pole of the argument-adjunct continuum.