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McGregor, William B., ed. 2009. The Expression of Possession. (The Expression of Cognitive Categories 2). Berlin: De Gruyter. 435 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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This crosslinguistic volume discusses the range of structures used to express possession at different levels of grammar, and in a typologically diverse series of languages (including Germanic, Meso-American, Oceanic, and Australian Aboriginal), presenting simultaneously a comprehension of the possessive relation itself as a cognitive and linguistic phenomenon.