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Title: Morphosyntactic Categories and the Expression of Possession
Edited By: Kersti Börjars
David Denison
Alan K. Scott
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.199
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 199
Description:

The analysis of constructions denoting possession (particularly, but not exclusively, in English) has long presented a challenge to morpho-syntactic theory and has been a topic of debate for some time. The papers presented here afford thought-provoking insights into the morphosyntactic nature of possessive markers under a variety of theoretical frameworks. The distribution of phrases expressing possession is explored in a range of languages (including English, Swedish, Urdu and West Flemish), with rigorous exploitation of corpus data and careful statistical analysis. Descriptions and analyses represent the state of the art in research into possessive constructions. Particular attention is paid to the English possessive ’s, both synchronically and diachronically. This volume is essential for scholars interested in theoretical and corpus-based linguistics, morphosyntactic constructions, and the expression of possession.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Syntax
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ISBN-13: 9789027255822
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