Possession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia

| University of Mainz
| University of Bremen/University of Cologne
| Goethe University, Frankfurt/Institute of Philology, Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk/Tomsk State University, Tomsk
ISBN 9789027202048 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027263001 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
This volume is a collection of articles dealing with the linguistic category of possession and its expression in languages spoken in Europe and North and Central Asia (Uralic, Turkic, Indo-European and Caucasian), with a few excursions into other parts of the world. Some papers engage in typological comparisons, both within and beyond the borders of individual language families focusing on issues of motivation; meaning and forms used in expressing possession; typology of belong constructions; marking possession in possessor chains; non-canonical possessives and their relation to the category of familiarity; metaphoric shifts of possessive semantics. Others focus on possession in individual languages, offering new precious pieces of information on the linguistic expression of possession in lesser known languages, some of which are endangered and even unwritten. The volume will be of interest to both general linguists and typologists as well as to experts/students of the individual languages or language families analyzed in the papers.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 206]  2019.  vi, 405 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Expressing ‘possession’: Motivations, meanings, and forms
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Predicative possession in revived Cornish
Deborah Arbes
Possessive chains and Possessor Camouflage
Bernard Comrie
On Turkish non-canonical possessives
Éva Ágnes Csató
Predicative possession in South Saami
Nobufumi Inaba and Rogier Blokland
Predicative possession in Oghuz and Kipchak Turkic languages
Birsel Karakoç
Pronominal and adjectival attributive possession in spoken Czech: A usage-based perspective
Jan Křivan
Predicative possession in North Saami and Norwegian
Lidia Federica Mazzitelli
Possession and ownership in Modern Uyghur
Aminem Memtimin
Superlative readings of possessive constructions in Turkic: A comparative perspective
Irina Nevskaya and Saule Tazhibayeva
Possession in Khinalug
Monika Rind-Pawlowski
A diachronic perspective on alienability splits in Icelandic attributive possession
Susanne Schuster
Grammaticalization of possessive markers in the Beserman dialect of Udmurt
Natalia Serdobolskaya, Maria Usacheva and Timofey Arkhangelskiy
On belonging: Preliminary thoughts on the typology of belong-constructions
Thomas Stolz and Nataliya Levkovych
Competing possessive constructions in Late Latin documents from Italy
Cecilia Valentini
Languages and language families and areas
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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