Possession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia

Editors
| 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
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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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
1–6
Expressing ‘possession’: Motivations, meanings, and forms
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
7–25
Predicative possession in revived Cornish
Deborah Arbes
27–49
Possessive chains and Possessor Camouflage
Bernard Comrie
51–84
On Turkish non-canonical possessives
Éva Ágnes Csató
85–102
Predicative possession in South Saami
Nobufumi Inaba and Rogier Blokland
103–123
Predicative possession in Oghuz and Kipchak Turkic languages
Birsel Karakoç
125–148
Pronominal and adjectival attributive possession in spoken Czech: A usage-based perspective
Jan Křivan
149–168
Predicative possession in North Saami and Norwegian
Lidia Federica Mazzitelli
169–186
Possession and ownership in Modern Uyghur
Aminem Memtimin
187–204
Superlative readings of possessive constructions in Turkic: A comparative perspective
Irina Nevskaya and Saule Tazhibayeva
205–238
Possession in Khinalug
Monika Rind-Pawlowski
239–266
A diachronic perspective on alienability splits in Icelandic attributive possession
Susanne Schuster
267–289
Grammaticalization of possessive markers in the Beserman dialect of Udmurt
Natalia Serdobolskaya, Maria Usacheva and Timofey Arkhangelskiy
291–311
On belonging: Preliminary thoughts on the typology of belong-constructions
Thomas Stolz and Nataliya Levkovych
313–363
Competing possessive constructions in Late Latin documents from Italy
Cecilia Valentini
365–392
Languages and language families and areas
393–395
Name index
397–400
Subject index
401–405
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2018045385 | Marc record