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Prominent Internal Possessors$
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András Bárány, Oliver Bond, and Irina Nikolaeva

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198812142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198812142.001.0001

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Conditions on prominent internal possessors in Turkish

Conditions on prominent internal possessors in Turkish

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(p.163) 6 Conditions on prominent internal possessors in Turkish
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Prominent Internal Possessors
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Asli Göksel

Balkiz Öztürk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812142.003.0006

This chapter investigates the syntactic properties of the prominent possessor constructions in Turkish. Possessors of possessive phrases become prominent only in a set of well-defined constructions, namely, from within an adverbial clause, typically containing a body part idiom. These idioms have the structure NP-POSS V, where N is a noun of inalienable possession, V is an unaccusative verb, and the idiom itself is paraphraseable as a psych-verb. The chapter analyses the syntactic structure of these idioms and proposes that the subject position in the adverbial clause is occupied by PRO. PRO is in the c-command domain of the matrix subject and is the locus of the experiencer of the unaccusative verb. The possessor is coindexed with this experiencer via its morphosyntactic features.

Keywords:   body part idiom, experiencer, inalienable possession, unaccusative verb, Turkish

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