Possession and Ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2013) Possession and Ownership: a cross linguistic perspective. In: Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y, and Dixon, R.M.W., (eds.) Possession and Ownership: a cross-linguistic typology. Explorations in Linguistic Typology . Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-64.

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[Extract] Every language has a mechanism for expressing posession, within a noun phrase and with a clause. Some languages have a dedicated, possessive, construction. Others express possessive meanings through a more general, 'associative', noun phrase. The nature of the Possessor (Pr), of the Possessee (Pe), and of the Relationship between them (PRel) underlies the gamut of cross-linguistic variation. These are intertwined. The meanings, and forms, of possessive noun phrases are addressed in δ2.

Item ID: 24368
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-966022-3
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 02:00
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