Dimensions of Possession

Irène Baron | Copenhagen Business School
Michael Herslund | Copenhagen Business School
Finn Sørensen | Copenhagen Business School
ISBN 9789027229519 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588110626 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027298010 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
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Few linguistic concepts are more elusive than ‘possession’. The present collection of articles, selected from an international workshop held in Copenhagen in May 1998, confronts the subject from several angles (lexicon; the semantics of possession and the verb HAVE; the syntax of genitives and other possessive structures; the interaction of verbal and nominal constructions; the semantic and textual implications of the alienable/inalienable distinction, etc.) and approaches (formal semantics; functional semantics; and syntax as diachronic and typological comparisons). The languages covered include both European languages such as Danish, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin, and several American, Australian, African and Asian languages. This volume in which the contributing scholars have sought to examine as many 'dimensions' as possible is of interest to all linguists, in particular those working in the field of typology and functional approaches to language.
[Typological Studies in Language, 47] 2001.  vi, 337 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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2012. Construcciones posesivas en Pima Bajo. LIAMES: Línguas Indígenas Americanas 3:1  pp. 23 ff. DOI logo
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2020. From semantics to grammar. In Changes in Meaning and Function [IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 25],  pp. 78 ff. DOI logo
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2015. Nominal Subclasses in Dalabon (South-western Arnhem Land). Australian Journal of Linguistics 35:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
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2023. Introduction: the limits of the explanatory potential of the alienability contrast. Linguistics 61:6  pp. 1341 ff. DOI logo
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2023. Beyond alienability: factors determining possessive classes in Piaroa. Linguistics 61:6  pp. 1447 ff. DOI logo
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2009. Potentialités dialogiques du déterminant possessif. Langue française n° 163:3  pp. 41 ff. DOI logo
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2019. Isomorphic co-expression of nominal predication subdomains: An Indo-Iranian case study . Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 6:1  pp. 59 ff. DOI logo
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2015. Les noms de parties du corps et la possession inaliénable : le cas des constructions datives. Langue française n° 185:1  pp. 127 ff. DOI logo
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