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Title: From NP to DP
Subtitle: Volume 2: The expression of possession in noun phrases
Edited By: Martine Coene
Yves D'hulst
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 56

This is the second of a two-volume selection of refereed and revised papers, originally presented at the special workshop of the international conference From NP to DP at the University of Antwerp. Reflecting the stage of current research with respect to the expression of possession in the noun phrase, it focusses on issues such as alienable and inalienable possession, internal and external syntax of possessors, interaction between determiners and possessors, interpretation of possessors and typology of possessors. The papers, preceded by an up-to-date overview and discussion of the most important studies in the field, provide an excellent basis for comparative analyses of possession in the noun phrase between a large number of languages.

Table of contents

Contributors vii
Abbreviations ix
Introduction 1–19
Typology of possessors
1. A typology of possessive modifiers
Tabea Ihsane 23–42
2. The possessive via associative anaphor
Georges Kleiber 43–71
The internal syntax of possessor phrases
3. From DPs to NPs: A Bare Phrase Structure account of genitives
Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin 75–120
4. Determiner-possessor relation in the Bulgarian DP
Lilia Schürcks and Dieter Wunderlich 121–139
5. On the asymmetrical but regular properties of French possessive DPs
Anne Zribi-Hertz 141–163
External syntax
6. Some notes on the structure of alienable and inalienable possessors
Artemis Alexiadou 167–188
7. Inalienable possession and the interpretation of determiners
Jacqueline Guéron 189–220
8. The external possessor construction in West Flemish
Liliane Haegeman 221–256
9. Grammaticalization and external possessor structures in Romance and Germanic languages
Béatrice Lamiroy 257–280
Index of languages 281–282
Index of subjects 283–291

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Generative Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227772
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 295 pp.
Prices: EUR 108.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588113051
ISBN-13: 9781588113054
Pages: x, 295 pp.
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