Definition of cognate object in English:
1A direct object that has the same linguistic derivation as the verb which governs it, as in ‘sing a song’.
- However, in Chinese, not only can intransitives take cognate objects, transitives can also take cognate objects.
- I am also working on a typology of cognate objects, which includes much data concerning cognate objects in African languages.
- Although examples can easily be constructed, the subject they contain does not have the properties associated with cognate objects.
Definition of cognate object in:
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