Dimensions of Possession

| Copenhagen Business School
| Copenhagen Business School
| Copenhagen Business School
ISBN 9789027229519 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588110626 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027298010 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
Few linguistic concepts are more elusive than ‘possession’. The present collection of articles, selected from an international workshop held in Copenhagen in May 1998, confronts the subject from several angles (lexicon; the semantics of possession and the verb HAVE; the syntax of genitives and other possessive structures; the interaction of verbal and nominal constructions; the semantic and textual implications of the alienable/inalienable distinction, etc.) and approaches (formal semantics; functional semantics; and syntax as diachronic and typological comparisons). The languages covered include both European languages such as Danish, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin, and several American, Australian, African and Asian languages. This volume in which the contributing scholars have sought to examine as many 'dimensions' as possible is of interest to all linguists, in particular those working in the field of typology and functional approaches to language.
[Typological Studies in Language, 47]  2001.  vi, 337 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Dimensions of possession
Michael Herslund and Irène Baron
1. The operational basis of possession: A dimensional approach revisited
Hansjakob Seiler
2. The concept of possession in Danish grammar
Ole Togeby
3. Possession spaces in Danish
Finn Sørensen
4. The verb HAVE in Nyulnyulan languages
William B. McGregor
5. Semantics of the verb HAVE
Irène Baron and Michael Herslund
6. Possessum-oriented and prossessor-oriented constructions in Russian
Per Durst-Andersen
7. Datives and comitatives as neighbouring spouses: The case of indirect objects and comitatives in Danish
Lars Heltoft
8. Towards a typology of French NP de NP structures or how much possession is there in complex noun phrases with de in French?
Inge Bartning
9. Spanish N de N structures from a cognitive perspective
Henrik Høeg Müller
10. The grammatical category “Possession” and the part-whole relation in French
Martin Riegel
11. Kinship in grammar
Östen Dahl and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
12. (In)alienability and (in)determination in Portuguese
Anne-Marie Spanoghe
13. Possessives with extensive use: A source of definite articles?
Kari Fraurud
14. Possessors and experiencers in Classical Latin
A. Machtelt Bolkestein
15. The difference a category makes in the expression of possession and inalienability
Marianne Mithun
16. Ways of explaining possession
Bernd Heine
Index of languages
Index of authors
Index of subjects
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