Predicative Possession

Predicative Possession

eBook - 2009
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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
ISBN: 9780191568145
0191568147
9780199211654
0199211655
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 812 pages)
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