Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Ditransitive constructions with ‘give’

Values

Double-object construction

Example 16-80:
gɔvamɛnt se ì gò giv dɛ family ɔf dos pipu sɔm mɔni
gɔvamɛnt
government
se
say
ì
3sg
fut
giv
give
art
family
family
ɔf
of
dos
dem
pipu
people
sɔm
indf
mɔni
money
The government said it would give the families of those people money.
Example 16-81:
dè no kam giv ɛitin, dè no tɔk ɛitin ɛgɛn
3pl
no
neg
kam
come
giv
give
ɛitin,
anything
3pl
no
neg
tɔk
talk
ɛitin
anything
ɛgɛn
again
They didn't give anyhing, they did not say anything again.

Source: Huber 1999: 203

Example 16-79:
à gò faind sɔm mɔni giv mà mɔda
à
1sg
fut
faind
find
sɔm
indf
mɔni
money
giv
give
1sg.poss
mɔda
mother
I will (find and) give some money to my mother.
Confidence:
Very certain