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External possession [electronic resource] / edited by Doris L. Payne, Immanuel Barshi.

Contributor(s): Payne, Doris I, 1952- | Barshi, Immanuel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Typological studies in language: v. 39.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., c1999Description: 1 online resource (vii, 573 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027298607 (electronic bk.); 9027298602 (electronic bk.); 9781556196522 (U.S. : alk. paper); 1556196520 (U.S. : alk. paper); 9781556196553 (U.S. : pbk. : alk. paper); 1556196555 (U.S. : pbk. : alk. paper); 9789027229380 (Eur. : alk. paper); 9027229384 (Eur. : alk. paper); 9789027229410 (Eur. : pbk. : alk. paper); 9027229414 (Eur. : pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Possessives | Possessifs | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- Syntax | Taaltypologie | Possessieve constructiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: External possession.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
EXTERNAL POSSESSION; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; External Possession: What, Where, How, and Why; External Possession and Language Processes; External Possession Constructions in Japanese: A Psycholinguistic Perspective; Body-Part EP Constructions A Cognitive/Functional Analysis; External Possession in a European Areal Perspective; Mapping Possessors Parameterizing the External Possession Construction; External Possessor and Logical Subject in Tz'utujil; The Double Unaccusative Construction in Sinitic Languages; External Possession in Creek.
Summary: External Possession Constructions (EPCs) are found in nearly all parts of the world and across widely divergent language families. The data-rich papers in this first-ever volume on EPCs document their typological variability, explore diachronic reasons for variations, and investigate their functions and theoretical ramifications. EPCs code the possessor as a core grammatical relation of the verb and in a constituent separate from that which contains the possessed item. Though EPCs express possession, they do so without the necessary involvement of a possessive predicate such as "have" or "own."
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

EXTERNAL POSSESSION; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgments; External Possession: What, Where, How, and Why; External Possession and Language Processes; External Possession Constructions in Japanese: A Psycholinguistic Perspective; Body-Part EP Constructions A Cognitive/Functional Analysis; External Possession in a European Areal Perspective; Mapping Possessors Parameterizing the External Possession Construction; External Possessor and Logical Subject in Tz'utujil; The Double Unaccusative Construction in Sinitic Languages; External Possession in Creek.

External Possession Constructions (EPCs) are found in nearly all parts of the world and across widely divergent language families. The data-rich papers in this first-ever volume on EPCs document their typological variability, explore diachronic reasons for variations, and investigate their functions and theoretical ramifications. EPCs code the possessor as a core grammatical relation of the verb and in a constituent separate from that which contains the possessed item. Though EPCs express possession, they do so without the necessary involvement of a possessive predicate such as "have" or "own."

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