[Lingtyp] metaphor theory / cognitive grammar explanations for verb, and noun argument symmetries (Juergen Bohnemeyer)

Juergen Bohnemeyer jb77 at buffalo.edu
Sun Mar 20 03:39:28 UTC 2022

I think that’s where Seiler may have gotten the idea from. He cites Émile Benveniste, the Indoeuropeanist.

In the meantime, Christian Lehmann has pointed out the following article, in which Seiler develops the structural and semantic analogies between possessive constructions and verb-argument constructions more comprehensively:

Seiler, Hansjakob. (1983). Possessivity, subject and object. Studies in Language 7: 89-117.

A working paper version of that paper is available here:


Best — Juergen

On Mar 19, 2022, at 7:03 PM, Sebastian Löbner <loebner at hhu.de<mailto:loebner at hhu.de>> wrote:

Isn't the European 'have' perfect essentially the same phenomenon: The same expression for the perfect and nominal possession?


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