Possession in Languages of Europe and North and Central Asia

Lars Johanson | University of Mainz
Lidia Federica Mazzitelli | University of Bremen/University of Cologne
Irina Nevskaya | 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
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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