The behavior of domain-sensitive phenomena in the double-object construction in English has been a topic of controversy. On the basis of this behavior and other facts about the double-object construction Larson (1988) offered an analysis of that construction in which the first object asymmetrically c-commands the second. Jackendoff (1990) responded, arguing both that the domain-phenomena facts do not necessitate the conclusion Larson has drawn and against other points of Larson's analysis. Larson has (1990) replied, reasserting his original analysis. Here I once more discuss domain phenomena in the double-object construction as well as in a handful of other constructions, concluding that linear precedence, not c-command, is the relevant structural relationship for determining domain possibilities in each case. I then offer additional arguments against Larson's analysis of the double-object construction.
Donna Jo Napoli.
"The Double-Object Construction, Domain Asymmetries, And Linear Precedence".