Recall also that, in agreement with Levin, we have assumed that directionality/location, far from being an inherent property of run-verbs, is only provided when directional/local prepositional objects co-occur with these verbs.
From a syntactic perspective, this means that these verbs may alternatively take a direct object in the accusative case, as in (9a) and (10a), or a prepositional object introduced by on (occasionally by oet) followed by accusative case objects as in (9b) and (10b):
More specifically, my main concern is why prepositional objects of some adjectives are more frequently used in extraposition constructions than prepositional objects of other adjectives.
The purpose of the investigation was to determine the relative position of the prepositional objects of the 58 adjectives with respect to the second pole or verbal end group.
The prepositional objects of the majority of the adjectives in Table 1 are used more frequently in extraposition than in non-extraposition constructions (i.
3, respectively, and the difference between objects and prepositional objects is minimal.
As subject, object, and prepositional object are not semantic categories, assigning them correctly to NPs does not as such guarantee correct understanding of an utterance.
The distributional differences presented in Tables 3 and 4 are significant and so large that they question the traditional view on word order in Swedish according to which the object and the prepositional object normally occur in the postverbal field of the sentence.
The Afrikaans preposition vir, which derives from Dutch voor `for', has a couple of functions that distinguish it from its Dutch counterpart: besides marking beneficiaries and certain prepositional objects, more or less as in Dutch, vir can also mark recipients and animate direct objects, which is an "un-Dutch" feature of Afrikaans.
certain prepositional objects as well as beneficiary objects) corresponds to Dutch voor `for'.
The collocation dengar par kita `hear/listen-to OBM 1SG' (1981: 334, sub ) is less certain, because par kita might as well be a prepositional object.
1) The early stages of acquisition considered here include few predicates that take governed or other prepositional objects