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Prominent Internal Possessors

András Bárány, Oliver Bond, and Irina Nikolaeva

Abstract

This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive cross-linguistic overview of an understudied typological phenomenon, the clause-level argument-like behaviour of internal possessors. In some languages, adnominal possessors—or a subset thereof—figure more prominently than expected in the phrase-external syntax, by controlling predicate agreement and/or acting as a switch-reference pivot in same-subject relations. There is no independent evidence that such possessors are external to the possessive phrase or that they assume head status within it. This creates a puzzle for virtually all syntac ... More

Keywords: prominent internal possessor, agreement, switch-reference, internal possessor, external, typology, possessive phrase

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812142.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

András Bárány, editor
Post-doctoral Researcher, SOAS, University of London

Oliver Bond, editor
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey

Irina Nikolaeva, editor
Professor of Linguistics, SOAS, University of London

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1 Towards a typology of prominent internal possessors

Irina Nikolaeva, András Bárány, and Oliver Bond

2 The syntax of possessor prominence in Maithili

Yogendra P. Yadava, Oliver Bond, Irina Nikolaeva, and Sandy Ritchie

3 Prominent possessor indexing in Gurindji

Oliver Bond, Felicity Meakins, and Rachel Nordlinger

5 Extended agreement in Oneida (Iroquoian)

Jean-Pierre Koenig and Karin Michelson

8 Proximate possessors

Irina Nikolaeva and András Bárány