19.1933, Books: Syntax/Typology: Stolz, Kettler, Stroh, Urdze

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From: Paul Peranteau < paul at benjamins.com >
Subject: Split Possession: Stolz, Kettler, Stroh, Urdze

 

	
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Title: Split Possession 
Subtitle: An areal-linguistic study of the alienability correlation and related
phenomena in the languages of Europe
 
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series   101  

Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: John Benjamins
	   http://www.benjamins.com/
	

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SLCS%20101 


Author: Thomas Stolz
Author: Sonja Kettler
Author: Cornelia Stroh
Author: na Urdze

Hardback: ISBN:  9789027205681 Pages:  Price: Europe EURO 130.00
Hardback: ISBN:  9789027205681 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 195.00


Abstract:

This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in 
European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse 
languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive 
systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions 
reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are 
grammatically relevant in many European languages because they 
require dedicated constructions. What makes these split possessive 
systems interesting for the linguist is the interaction of semantic 
criteria with pragmatics and syntax. Neutralisation of distinctions 
occurs under focus. The same happens if one of the constituents of a 
possessive construction is syntactically heavy. These effects can be 
observed in the majority of the 50 sample languages. Possessive 
splits are strong in those languages which are outside the Standard 
Average European group. The bulk of the European languages do not 
behave much differently from those non-European languages for 
which possession splits are reported. The book reveals interesting 
new facts about European languages and possession to typologists, 
universals researchers, and areal linguists. 



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
                     Typology


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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