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This choice of 9 unique articles offers with the expression of ownership at a number of degrees of grammar, morphological, phrasal, and syntactic, and from a typologically different variety of languages (including Germanic, Oceanic, Meso-American, and Australian Aboriginal). There are major goals. the 1st is to bare whatever of the diversity of structures hired cross-linguistically within the expression of Read more...

content material: creation / William B. McGregor --
English possessives as reference-point structures and their functionality within the discourse / Peter Willemse, Kristin Davidse and Liesbet Heyvaert --
at the co-variation among shape and serve as of adnominal possessive modifiers in Dutch and English / Jan Rijkhoff --
Is ownership mere place? opposite proof from Maa / Doris Payne --
studying to encode ownership / Sonja Eisenbeiss, Ayumi Matsuo and Ingrid Sonnenstuhl --
undeniable vs. positioned ownership in Czech: a constructional account / Mirjam Fried --
Attributive possessive buildings in Oceanic / Frank Lichtenberk --
Possessive clauses in East Nusantara, the case of Tidore / Miriam van Staden --
Possessive expressions within the Southwestern Amazon / Hein van der Voort --
ownership within the visual-gestural modality: how ownership is expressed in British signal Language / Kearsy Cormier and Jordan Fenlon.
summary: This number of 9 unique articles bargains with the expression of ownership at numerous degrees of grammar, morphological, phrasal, and syntactic, and from a typologically assorted diversity of languages (including Germanic, Oceanic, Meso-American, and Australian Aboriginal). There are major goals. the 1st is to bare anything of the diversity of structures hired cross-linguistically within the expression of ownership, and moment, to offer an figuring out of the possessive relation itself as a cognitive and linguistic phenomenon. A guideline within the collection of members has

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English possessives as reference-point constructions 27 Table 1. Overview of the data base NP type # of instances Genitive + N Total Genitive 200 200 its + N 50 their + N my + N her + N Total Possessive Det. [30] + [20] 50 50 200 Total 400 Source COBUILD Bank of English (CB) Lancaster-Oslo-Bergen corpus (LOB) [LOB] + [CB] CB CB The central question of our analysis was whether the PM entity is a subsequent mention of a discourse referent or a first mention. Seeing the importance of distinguishing a range of discourse statutes, we propose five categories which form a continuum from discourse-given (coreferential possessive NP) to discourse-new (possessive NP introducing a new referent).

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We compiled a set of 400 instances of possessive NPs, composed as listed in Table 1. English possessives as reference-point constructions 27 Table 1. Overview of the data base NP type # of instances Genitive + N Total Genitive 200 200 its + N 50 their + N my + N her + N Total Possessive Det. [30] + [20] 50 50 200 Total 400 Source COBUILD Bank of English (CB) Lancaster-Oslo-Bergen corpus (LOB) [LOB] + [CB] CB CB The central question of our analysis was whether the PM entity is a subsequent mention of a discourse referent or a first mention.

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