Article published in:Linguistic Theory and South Asian Languages: Essays in honour of K. A. Jayaseelan
Edited by Josef Bayer, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and M.T. Hany Babu
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 102] 2007
► pp. 15–28
What is ‘Argument Sharing’?
A Case Study on Argument Sharing under VP-Serialization in Oriya
The paper discusses some possible interpretations of the notion ‘argument sharing’ in the analysis of Oriya serial verb constructions (SVCs). The paper in particular addresses the notion of ‘token-sharing’. We argue that the concept of token-sharing, although, due to its rigour, theoretically the most interesting construct, cannot be maintained for object sharing in Oriya VP-serialization. We therewith aim at exposing salient properties both of the construction type and the notion itself.
Published online: 16 May 2007