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Query Details


Query Subject:   adnominal possessives and animacy
Author:   Anette Rosenbach
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   IS ANYONE AWARE OF A OV-LANGUAGE WHICH HAS 2 ADNOMINAL POSSESSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS WHICH DIFFER IN THE POSITION OF THE POSSESSOR (I.E. WHICH HAVE BOTH A PREOMINAL AND A POSTNOMINAL GENITIVE) AND WHERE THERE IS AN ANIMACY-INDUCED PREFERENCE FOR EITHER POSITION?
SIMILAR TO ENGLISH (THOUGH A VO-LANGUAGE) WHERE HUMAN POSSESSORS AREPREFERABLY REALIZED IN PRENOMINAL POSITION (1),WHILE INANIMATE POSSESSORS USUALLY OCCUR POSTNOMINALLY (2).

(1) JOHN’S BOOK
(2) THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE

IS THERE ANYTHING COMPARABLE FOR OV-LANGUAGES?

CAN ANYONE HELP?

PLEASE REPLY TO AR@PHIL-FAK.UNI-DUESSELDORF.DE,

THANKS!
ANETTE ROSENBACH
LL Issue: 8.1471
Date posted: 12-Oct-1997