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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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The possessor doubling constructions in the Germanic languages

The possessor doubling constructions in the Germanic languages

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(p.186) 5 The possessor doubling constructions in the Germanic languages
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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/9780199216680.003.0005

This chapter looks at possessor doubling constructions, in which a form looking like a possessive pronoun is used, instead of an inflection, as a possessive marker, in various Germanic languages. This prepares the ground for a comparison of possessive construction found in earlier English with these doubling constructions.

Keywords:   Germanic languages, possessor doubling, linguistic typology, constructions, possessive pronoun

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