SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

Barany, Andras and Nikolaeva, Irina (2021) 'On adjoined possessors.' Linguistic Inquiry, 52 (1). pp. 181-194.

[img]
Preview
Text - Accepted Version
Download (138kB) | Preview

Abstract

External and internal possessors differ from each other in several properties. In contrast to internal possessors, external possessors do not form a constituent with the possessed noun and can participate in clause-level processes such as verb agreement and switch-reference. In this squib, we discuss “intermediate” possessors with both internal and external properties. In Tundra Nenets (Uralic), such possessors form a syntactic constituent with the possessed noun but show different types of clause-level behavior. They can bind and control out of their host DP and participate in an obviation system, a consequence of the possessor being adjoined to the host DP.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
ISSN: 15309150
Copyright Statement: © 2019 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This is the accepted manuscript of an article published by MIT Press in Linguistic Inquiry, available online: https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00370
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1162/ling_a_00370
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 12:13
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31828
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Altmetric Data

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
50Downloads
76Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item