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A regression model for the English benefactive alternation

Theijssen, D., Van Halteren, H., Fikkers, K., Groothoff, F., Van Hoof, L., Van de Sande, E., et al. (2009). Selected papers from the nineteenth CLIN meeting. In: Plank, B., Tjong Kim Sang, E., and Van de Cruys, T. LOT Occasional Series (14), pp. 115-130.

In this paper, we used logistic regression modelling to predict the English benefactive alternation (He baked me a cake vs. He baked a cake for me) in adults and children. Results showed that there are no indications of major differences either between the to-dative and benefactive alternation in adult and child language.

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