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On the indirect object in nominalized gerundial infinitives
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The verbal projection of a nominalised infinitive is included in its nominalised projection. In case there are two arguments to be licensed, it cannot be the case that the lower argument is licensed as a nominal argument and the higher argument as a verbal argument. In keeping with this, an indirect object Noun Phrase (NP) cannot be licensed in the verbal domain in case the direct object is licensed in the nominal domain, that is, in a fanofAdposition Phrase (PP).

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With double object verbs, it is not possible to realise the indirect object in the verbal domain and the direct object in the nominal domain:

Example 1

*Dat bern te drinken jaan fan liters alkohol muoit my
that children to drink give of litres alcohol saddens me
That giving children litres of alcohol to drink makes me sad

The ungrammaticality of the example above may be related to the fact that an indirect object realised as an NP is necessarily contained in a Verb Phrase (VP) that also contains the theme, which is realised as a direct object NP. Apparently, it is not possible to realise an indirect object NP in the verbal domain while realising a theme in the nominal domain. In contrast, it is possible to realise the direct object in the verbal domain in case it has the form of a PP, indicating that an indirect object PP originates in a position that is lower than the theme:

Example 2

Dat oan bern te drinken jaan fan liters alkohol muoit my
that to children to drink give of litres alcohol saddens me
That giving children litres of alcohol to drink makes me sad

Hence, it is not possible to realise an indirect object PP in the nominal domain:

Example 3

?Dat liters alkohol te drinken jaan oan bern muoit my
that litres alcohol to drink give to children saddens me
That giving children litres of alcohol to drink makes me sad

These observations fit in with the hypothesis that the verbal domain of a nominal infinitive must be contained in its nominal domain. Consequently, it cannot be the case that the nominal domain of an infinitive is contained in its verbal domain.

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