[Lingtyp] Phonological differences of alienable vs. inalienable possession

TasakuTsunoda tasakutsunoda at nifty.com
Mon Jan 31 07:41:30 UTC 2022


Dear Colleague,


    The following work may be relevant.


Haiman, John. 1985. Natural syntax[:] Iconicity and erosion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


I don’t have an access to this book now, but if I remember correctly, this book discusses morphosyntactic differences between expressions of alienable possession and those of inalienable possession. It may discuss phonological differences as well.


Best wishes,


Tasaku Tsunoda


2022/01/28 20:10 に、"Lingtyp (Marie-Luise Popp の代理)" <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org (marie_luise.popp at uni-leipzig.de の代理)> を書き込みました:


    Dear all,


    I'm looking for languages, in which alienable and inalienable possession 

    is marked by the same set (or at least - phonologically similar) 

    exponents, yet do these exponents undergo different phonological 

    processes in alienable vs. inalienable possession.


    In Ojibwe, for example, vowel hiatus is resolved via consonant 

    epenthesis in alienable possession, but via deletion in inalienable 



    If anyone knows of more languages of this type, I would be grateful for 

    references and comments.




    Luise (Leipzig University)






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