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Possession
(6,330 words)

This article first sketches out the three syntactic formats adnominal possession, external possessors, and predicative possession. Then it explores the semantic potential of the possessive relation based on the adnominal format and ends up with the very general definition that possession establishes a reference point X (“possessor”) for the…

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Weiss, Daniel, “Possession”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032397>
First published online: 2020



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