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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt:Personal dative constructions (PDCs) are problematic from a syntactic perspective because they seem to violate Condition B of Binding Theory without leading to ungrammaticality. Condition B states that a pronoun should be locally free. Therefore, by allowing a pronoun to be coreferential with a local c-commanding antecedent, PDCs are expected to induce a violation, but they don't. How can syntactic theory account for these facts in a principleddoi:10.3765/bls.v39i1.3869 fatcat:vrruvqjs7nhnngkbricmif6oxm