Goi-datiboak eta are goragokoak esukaraz: jabe datiboak eta datibo hunkituak vs. datibo etikoak
Fernández Fernández, Beatriz
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Gogoa 10(1-2) : 1-20 (2010)
In this paper, we will explore the syntactic behavior of Basque possessor datives and compare them to the ethical ones. To that end, we'll review Borer and Grodzinsky's (1986) classical syntactic tests and show that Basque possessor da ti ves behave similarly to their counterparts in other languages, as Hebrew (also Landau 1999), Spanish and French (louitteau and Rezac 2007), among many others. As we will see, dative possessors are high datives (against pylkkanen 2002/2008), although they are not necessarily merged high. Besides, even higher in the architecture of the sentence are ethical datives (laeggli 1982, 1986 among others) and also allocutives (Oihartzabal 1993). Although possessor datives will be the main issue to address, we will also focus on other non-core (high) da ti ves, as affected ones, which behave similarly to possessors and probably occupy the same (high) position in the structure.