Predicate Complements as Direct Objects in Malay
Date of publication:
June and December 1976
Based on a detailed study of predicate complements . in Malay, the claim is made here that there are only two types of complements in the language, functioning as direct objects of their matrix sentences. These two types of complements differ from each other only in the presence or absence of the subject of the complement in surface structure. Where the subject of the complement is absent in surface structure, it has been deleted transformationally under the condition of its identity with another NP in the matrix sentence.