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Genitives in Early EnglishTypology and Evidence$
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Cynthia L. Allen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216680

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.001.0001

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Genitive case in Middle English

Genitive case in Middle English

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(p.121) 4 Genitive case in Middle English
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Genitives in Early English
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Cynthia L. Allen (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0004

By the end of the Middle English period, the -s genitive in Middle English had changed its character. This chapter documents the evidence for the nature of this possessive marker in Early and Late Middle English as well as the rise of the group genitive.

Keywords:   Early Middle English, Late Middle English, case marking, genitive case, possessive, clitic

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