External Possession

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External Possession Constructions (EPCs) are found in nearly all parts of the world and across widely divergent language families. The data-rich papers in this first-ever volume on EPCs document their typological variability, explore diachronic reasons for variations, and investigate their functions and theoretical ramifications. EPCs code the possessor as a core grammatical relation of the verb and in a constituent separate from that which contains the possessed item. Though EPCs express possession, they do so without the necessary involvement of a possessive predicate such as “have” or “own”. In many cases, EPCs appear to “break the rules” about how many arguments a verb of a given valence can have. They thus constitute an important limiting case for evaluating theories of the relationship between verbal argument structure and syntactic clause structure. They also raise core questions about intersections among verbal valence, cognitive event construal, voice, and language processing.
[Typological Studies in Language, 39]  1999.  ix, 573 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
ix
I. Introdution
External Possession: What, Where, How, and Why
Doris L. Payne and Immanuel Barshi
3
II. Psycholinguistic Perspectives on External Possession
External Possession and Language Processes
Murray Singer
33
External Possession Constructions in Japanese: A Psycholinguistic Perspective
Keiko Uehara
45
III. Comparative Studies
Body-Part EP Constructions: A Cognitive/Functional Analysis
Maura Velázquez-Castillo
77
External Possession in a European Areal Perspective
Martin Haspelmath
109
Mapping Possessors: Parameterizing the External Possession Construction
Donna B. Gerdts
137
IV. External Possession, Topics, and Subjects
External Possessor and Logical Subject in Tz’utujil
Judith Aissen
167
The Double Unaccusative Construction in Sinitic Languages
Hilary Chappell
195
External Possession in Creek
Jack B. Martin
229
Chickasaw Subjecthood
Pamela Munro
251
V. The Breadth of External Possession
External Possession in Mohawk: Body Parts, Incorporation, and Argument Structure
Mark C. Baker
293
“Where” rather than “What”: Incorporation of ‘Parts’ in Totonac
Paulette Levy
325
External Possessor in Oluta Popoluca (Mixean): Applicatives and Incorporation of Relational Terms
Roberto Zavala Maldonado
339
Syntactic Roles vs. Semantic Roles: External Possession in Tukang Besi
Mark Donohue
373
External Possession in Sahaptian
Noel Rude
403
External Possession Constructions in Nyulnyulan Languages
William B. McGregor
429
On the Properties of Emai Possessors
Ronald P. Schaefer
449
From Interest to Ownership: a Constructional View of External Possessors
Mirjam Fried
473
External Possession, Reflexivization and Body Parts in Russian
Vera I. Podlesskaya and Ekaterina V. Rakhilina
505
Possessor Raising in a Language that Does Not Have Any
Maria Polinsky and Bernard Comrie
523
Authors Index
543
Language Index
549
Subject Index
555
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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