Dative verbs: A crosslinguistic perspective

2008 Lingvisticæ investigationes  
In some languages, including English, verbs such as give, send, and throw, which can be used to describe events of transfer, show two options for expressing their arguments, jointly referred to as the dative alternation, illustrated in (1)-(3) with English data.
doi:10.1075/li.31.2.12lev fatcat:j5b47xpjarb2rby2ghopko4z64