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Possession and ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The notion of possession is manifold, and typically subsumes part-whole and kinship relationships, in addition to ownership proper. Based on intensive investigation of several hundred languages, this ... More


North Ambrym possessive classifiers from the perspective of canonical gender

Michael Franjieh

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Linguists draw both typological (Dixon 1986) and morphosyntactic (Grinevald 2000) distinctions between classifiers and gender systems. However, these two systems show many functional similarities ... More


Possessive classifiers in Zamucoan

Ciucci Luca and Bertinetto Pier Marco

in Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter discusses noun categorization devices in Zamucoan languages (Ayoreo, Chamacoco, and the extinct Old Zamuco), spoken in the Northern Chaco lowlands of South America. It focuses on two ... More


Genders and Classifiers: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Elena I. Mihas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198842019
eISBN:
9780191878060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842019.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has some means of categorizing objects into humans, or animates, or by their shape, form, size, and function. The most wide-spread are linguistic genders—grammatical classes of nouns ... More


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