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Genitives in early English : typology and evidence

Author: Cynthia L Allen; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford Linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This book considers how English possessives changed from -es to 's during the middle ages. The author draws together her own and others' research on syntactic and morphological change in order to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia L Allen; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199216680 0199216681
OCLC Number: 871753035
Description: XIV, 354 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Genitive Case and the Typology of Case Marking ; 2. Genitive Case and the Germanic Languages: Overview ; 3. Genitive Case in Old English ; 4. Genitive Case in Middle English ; 5. The Possessor Doubling Constructions in the Germanic Languages ; 6. The Separated Genitive in English ; 7. Determiners and Possessives ; 8. Conclusions ; Appendix ; References
Series Title: Oxford Linguistics.
Responsibility: Cynthia L. Allen.

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