There-constructions with transitive verbs




In this paper we address the question of which transitive verbs allow there-insertion in Danish. We propose that two constraints have to be met in order for verbs to appear in Danish there-constructions. Firstly, as have been noted by others, an empty direct object position must be available. This constraint is not sufficient for restricting the set of verbs in there-constructions. We further propose a locative constraint. The transitive verbs allowing there-insertion will be shown to coincide with verbs that allow a locative analysis.


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Bjerre, Anne & Bjerre, Tavs. 2008. There-constructions with transitive verbs. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 46–66. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2008.3) ( (Accessed September 22, 2023.)