Double Object Construction (definition)
A linguistic construction, such as a sentence, can have two objects instead of one object; this is identified as a double object construction. Verbs like give and buy typically used in double object construction as in (1) and (2).
- Tako gave Zelda the cake
- Dave bought Melissa the flowers
Gaelic does not have double object constructions.
DOC at Glottopedia
Carnie, Andrew (2007). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.