The Genitive

| Université de Lille 3
| University of Leuven
ISBN 9789027228154 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291059 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This volume, the fifth in the series Case and Grammatical Relations across Languages, is devoted to genitive constructions in a range of Indo-European languages (Russian, French, Romanian, German and Swedish), as well as Finnish, Bantu languages and Northern Akhvakh (Northeast Caucasian). Definitions of genitives typically start out from the notion of an inflectional marker, often suffixal, that marks dependency relations of a noun phrase with respect to another noun phrase and conveys possessive meaning. The contributions in this volume demonstrate a huge range of variation in genitives, semantically (from possessive meaning to generalized dependency), morphologically (from affixes to different types of clitics) and syntactically (from adnominal uses to argument relations and adjunct uses). The volume contains both general surveys of genitives and case studies of the semantics, pragmatics and historical development of specific genitive constructions. It will be of interest to scholars and students in syntax, semantics, morphology, typology, and historical linguistics.
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Table of Contents
Genitive case and genitive constructions: An introduction
Anne Carlier and Jean-Christophe Verstraete
Part 1. General surveys
The genitive case and the possessive construction in Finnish
Marc-Antoine Mahieu
The Russian genitive within the NP and the VP
Marleen Van Peteghem and Katia Paykin
Nominal and pronominal possessors 
in Romanian
Ion Giurgea and Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin
De: A genitive marker in French? Its grammaticalization path from Latin to French
Anne Carlier, Michèle Goyens and Béatrice Lamiroy
The Bantu connective construction
Mark L.O. Van de Velde
Part 2. Case studies
Word order restrictions in adnominal constructions: The case of the German pre- versus postnominal genitive
Petra Campe
Tracing the origins of the Swedish group genitive
Muriel Norde
Floating genitives and possessive framing in Northern Akhvakh
Denis Creissels
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Cited by 2 other publications

Corbett, Greville G.
2021.  In All Things Morphology [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 353],  pp. 171 ff. Crossref logo
Zimmer, Christian, Horst J. Simon & Tanja Ackermann
2018.  In Germanic Genitives [Studies in Language Companion Series, 193],  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2013010429 | Marc record