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Author Velazquez Castillo, Maura.

Title The grammar of possession : inalienability, incorporation, and possessor ascension in GuaranĂ­ / Maura Velazquez Castillo
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 274 pages)
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 33
Studies in language companion series ; v. 33. 0165-7763
Contents pt. 1. The alienable/inalienable distinction in the grammar of possession -- pt. 2. The expression of maximal inalienability : incorporation and possessor ascension
Summary The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in GuaranĂ­, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan GuaranĂ­ which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the fo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-267) and indexes
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Subject Guarani language -- Possessives.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96047129
ISBN (alk. paper)
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