As I attempted to ask there https://english.stackexchange.com/a/90534/19659 and in the original edit of this very question:
- What part of linguistics does this concept "bitransitive verbs of transfer" (or ditransitive, I don't care which) belong to? And the distinction between verbs that only take a dative noun vs. those that only take "for" or "to" vs. those that take both? Are we talking about syntax? Usage? Is there a much more precise answer, or is one of those perhaps sufficiently fitting?
- Is there a good general reference for questions such as that one? Maybe Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage? Wikipedia didn't seem to orient me in the right direction.
- Where should I ask my questions like these above? Is this meta.ELU a good place? Should I just ask in ELU? Should I take it to chat when I have enough points to do so?