An Areal-linguistic Study of the Alienability Correlation and Related Phenomena in the Languages of EuropeeBook - 2008
This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically relevant in many European languages because they require dedicated constructions. What makes these split possessive systems interesting for the linguist is the interaction of semantic criteria with pragmatics and syntax. Neutralisation of distinctio.
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, Ă2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 546 pages)