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The Resource Prominent internal possessors, edited by András Bárány, Oliver Bond, Irina Nicolaeva

Prominent internal possessors, edited by András Bárány, Oliver Bond, Irina Nicolaeva

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Prominent internal possessors
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Prominent internal possessors
Statement of responsibility
edited by András Bárány, Oliver Bond, Irina Nicolaeva
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive cross-linguistic overview of an understudied typological phenomenon, the clause-level argument-like behaviour of internal possessors. In some languages, adnominal possessors - or a subset thereof - figure more prominently than expected in the phrase-external syntax, by controlling predicate agreement and/or acting as a switch-reference pivot in same-subject relations. There is no independent evidence that such possessors are external to the possessive phrase or that they assume head status within it. This creates a puzzle for virtually all syntactic theories, as it is generally believed that agreement and switch-reference target phrasal heads rather than dependents.0Following an introduction to the typology of the phenomenon and an overview of possible syntactic analyses, chapters in the volume offer more focussed case studies from a wide range of languages spoken in the Americas, Eurasia, South Asia, and Australia. The contributions are largely based on novel data collected by the authors and present thorough discussions of the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties of prominent internal possessors in the relevant languages. 0The volume will be of interest to researchers and students from graduate level upwards in the fields of comparative linguistics, syntax, typology, and semantics
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YDX
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Bárány, András,
  • Bond, Oliver,
  • Nicolaeva, Irina
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Oxford linguistics
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • 17.61 pragmatics
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Prominent internal possessors, edited by András Bárány, Oliver Bond, Irina Nicolaeva
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1050280564
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198812142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050280564
Label
Prominent internal possessors, edited by András Bárány, Oliver Bond, Irina Nicolaeva
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1050280564
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198812142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050280564

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