Publication details [#65849]

Andersen, Torben. 2019. External possession of body-part nouns in Dinka. Linguistics 57 (1) : 127–194.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject
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De Gruyter


In Dinka, a Western Nilotic language, body-part nouns may be externally possessed. The referent of virtually any noun can be conceived of a having a body part, and therefore virtually anything can be an external possessor: pronouns, animate nouns, and inanimate nouns, including abstract nouns.