Expressing ‘possession’: motivations, meanings, and forms

Aikhenvald, Alexandra Y. (2019) Expressing ‘possession’: motivations, meanings, and forms. In: Johanson, Lars, Mazzitelli, Lidia Federica, and Nevskaya, Irina, (eds.) Possession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia. Studies in Language Companion Series (206). John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam, NDL, pp. 7-25.

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Abstract

Competing motivations are often at work in the choice of form and meaning of possessive and associative noun phrases. The article offers a broad typological review of the ways of expressing possession at the NP-internal level. In particular, it discusses how iconicity and economic motivations interact in determining the shape of NP-internal possessive expressions, also addressing the topics of how socio-cultural factors affect the grammar of possession and how societal changes are reflected in language variation.

Item ID: 57630
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-90-272-0204-8
ISSN: 0165-7763
Keywords: adnominal possession, possession and association, iconicity, economic motivation, socio-cultural motivation
Copyright Information: © 2019 John Benjamins B.V.
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2019 05:00
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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