Dimensions of Possession
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.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Dimensions of possessionMichael Herslund and Irène Baron | p. 1
1. The operational basis of possession: A dimensional approach revisitedHansjakob Seiler | p. 27
2. The concept of possession in Danish grammarOle Togeby | p. 41
3. Possession spaces in DanishFinn Sørensen | p. 57
4. The verb HAVE in Nyulnyulan languagesWilliam B. McGregor | p. 67
5. Semantics of the verb HAVEIrène Baron and Michael Herslund | p. 85
6. Possessum-oriented and prossessor-oriented constructions in RussianPer Durst-Andersen | p. 99
7. Datives and comitatives as neighbouring spouses: The case of indirect objects and comitatives in DanishLars Heltoft | p. 115
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 | p. 147
9. Spanish N de N structures from a cognitive perspectiveHenrik Høeg Müller | p. 169
10. The grammatical category “Possession” and the part-whole relation in FrenchMartin Riegel | p. 187
11. Kinship in grammarÖsten Dahl and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm | p. 201
12. (In)alienability and (in)determination in PortugueseAnne-Marie Spanoghe | p. 227
13. Possessives with extensive use: A source of definite articles?Kari Fraurud | p. 243
14. Possessors and experiencers in Classical LatinA. Machtelt Bolkestein | p. 269
15. The difference a category makes in the expression of possession and inalienabilityMarianne Mithun | p. 285
16. Ways of explaining possessionBernd Heine | p. 311
Index of languages | p. 329
Index of authors | p. 331
Index of subjects | p. 334
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