subcategory

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sub·cat·e·go·ry

 (sŭb-kăt′ĭ-gôr′ē, sŭb′kăt′-)
n. pl. sub·cat·e·go·ries
A subdivision that has common differentiating characteristics within a larger category.

subcategory

(ˈsʌbˌkætəɡərɪ)
n, pl -ries
a further category within a category already established
Translations
podkategorie
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Thus, the verb hatan 'order' clearly subcategorises for a dative DP in (12) below (cf.
Nevertheless, whether it is the to-infinitive or the zero-infinitive that is instantiated, or whether a verb subcategorises for accusative or dative, etc.
However, we would like to argue that whether pro instantiates accusative or otherwise dative Case cannot mean a serious difference in the case of English since the pro configuration of verbs checking dative Case has disappeared through time in the language, in a parallel fashion to those checking accusative: see the ungrammaticality of (13) below, whose matrix verbs would subcategorise for dative DPs.