Dependent dative case in Hindi-Urdu


  • Hashmita Agarwal University of California Los Angeles


While dative case has traditionally been analysed as a case assigned to a DP by a head (Chomsky 1981, 1986; Woolford 2001, 2006), Baker & Vinokurova (2010) and Baker (2015) have argued that dative case in Sakha is a dependent case in the sense of Marantz (1991). Following Baker & Vinokurova (2010)’s analysis of Sakha, this paper proposes a dependent case analysis of dative case in Hindi-Urdu, based on crucial evidence from the causativised ingestive construction. This account is novel support for the view that dative case may be a dependent case in some languages.



2024-06-30 — Updated on 2024-07-04