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Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Neil Myler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A major question for linguistic theory concerns how the structure of sentences relates to their meaning. There is broad agreement in the field that there is some regularity in the way that lexical ... More


Extending the Typology I: Predicativization

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Stassen (2009) points out a set of possession constructions in which the possessee appears as the predicate in a copular construction. In these constructions, the possessee appears to be marked by a ... More


Previous Approaches to Predicative Possession: A Guide for the Perplexed

Neil Myler

in Building and Interpreting Possession Sentences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034913
eISBN:
9780262336130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034913.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter aims to summarize previous approaches to the too-many-meanings puzzle and the too-many-surface-structures puzzle, providing a uniquely detailed and up-to-date appreciation of recent ... More


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