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The expression of possession

Author: William McGregor
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009.
Series: Expression of cognitive categories, 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of nine original articles deals with the expression of possession at various levels of grammar, morphological, phrasal, and syntactic, and from a typologically diverse range of languages (including Germanic, Oceanic, Meso-American, and Australian Aboriginal). There are two main aims. The first is to reveal something of the range of constructions employed cross-linguistically in the expression of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Expression of possession.
Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2009
(DLC) 2009038372
(OCoLC)436946073
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William McGregor
ISBN: 9783110213232 3110213230 9783110184372 3110184370 9783110184389 3110184389
OCLC Number: 613192849
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (435 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction / William B. McGregor --
English possessives as reference-point constructions and their function in the discourse / Peter Willemse, Kristin Davidse and Liesbet Heyvaert --
On the co-variation between form and function of adnominal possessive modifiers in Dutch and English / Jan Rijkhoff --
Is possession mere location? Contrary evidence from Maa / Doris Payne --
Learning to encode possession / Sonja Eisenbeiss, Ayumi Matsuo and Ingrid Sonnenstuhl --
Plain vs. situated possession in Czech: a constructional account / Mirjam Fried --
Attributive possessive constructions in Oceanic / Frank Lichtenberk --
Possessive clauses in East Nusantara, the case of Tidore / Miriam van Staden --
Possessive expressions in the Southwestern Amazon / Hein van der Voort --
Possession in the visual-gestural modality: how possession is expressed in British Sign Language / Kearsy Cormier and Jordan Fenlon.
Series Title: Expression of cognitive categories, 2.
Responsibility: edited by William B. McGregor.
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