Predicative PossessioneBook - 2009
This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect tense formed from to have - and its typology is an important key to understanding the structural variety of the world's languages and how theychange. Drawing on data from some 400 languages representing all the world's language families, most of whic.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 812 pages) data file,rda