Структурная позиция прямого дополнения и его коммуникативный статус
The phenomenon of differential object marking (DOM) is widely spread across languages and considered to be one of the features characterizing the Finno-Ugric, Altaic and some other language families [Aissen 1998; Moravcsik 1978]. For these languages there exist two basic patterns for DO encoding, namely the overt case marker or no overt marking. There are various attempts to suggest the syntactic account for this phenomenon. First, the DP/NP having the ‘theme’ role of two-argument predicates can occupy different syntactic positions in a clause. It could be VP internal, it could move to the AgrP to case checking. Moreover, as it has been shown in the literature in some languages both forms can occupy the same syntactic position.