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

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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:
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 12:13
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council

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