rétta

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The verb "rétta" is used in the ditransitive construction if the recipient gets the books, but in the PP construction if it is allative, that is that the children did not necessarily receive the books.

Coding frame

Example

(52)
Við réttum börnunum bækurnar.
við
we.nom
réttum
handed
börnu-num
children-the.dat
bækur-nar
books-the.acc
‘We handed the books to the children.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE Coding set Argument type
1 giver NP-nom & V.agr A
2 giving recipient NP-dat X
3 gift NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(53)
‘We offered the books to the children. / We handed the books over to the children.’
C
R y
(185)
‘The children were given the books.’
C
R y
(186)
‘The books were handed to Sveinn.’
C
R y
(249)
‘They were handed this yesterday.’
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n