Primary object

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The primary object is the the monotransitive P (patient) and the ditransitive R (recipient) argument when the latter is expressed in the same way as the P. The primary object contrasts with the secondary object.



  • Comrie, Bernard. 1982. “Grammatical relations in Huichol.” In: Hopper, Paul & Thompson, Sandra A. (ed.) Studies in transitivity. New York: Academic Press, 95-115.

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German primäres Objekt