A Note on Anaphora and Double Objects 1986

  • Andrew Barss
  • Howard Lasnik
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 16)


This squib is concerned with English V NP1 NP2 (double-object) constructions, as in (1), and in particular with the implications of such constructions for phrase structure principles governing certain anaphoric relations:
  1. (1)

    a. I gave John a book.

  2. b.

    I denied Fred his pay.



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  1. 1.
    Specifically, donkey-sentence anaphora and inversely linked quantifiers. See Hai (1984), Higginbotham (1983), May (1977; 1985), and the references cited there for much discussion.Google Scholar

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  • Andrew Barss
  • Howard Lasnik

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