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The purpose of this paper is to account for the mechanism of Chineseleft-transfer ditransitive construction(also called malefactive source construction). In Chinese, a malefactive-source verb is a verb which can take a subject and twoobjects which refer to a theme and a recipient(source). According to linguisticsconsiderations, these objects are called direct and indirect. This is in contrast tomonotransitive verbs, which take only one object. In Chinese, it is common todifferentiate the objects of a ditransitive verb using word order or context. Themain idea of this paper is that the semantic prototype of ditransitivity is definedby the ‘the Maximally Distinguished Arguments Hypothesis’. According to theMaximally Distinguished Arguments Hypothesis, the A-R-T argument categoriesshould be defined so as to be maximally semantically distinct.