By Doris L. Payne (Ed.), Immanuel Barshi (Ed.)
Exterior ownership buildings (EPCs) are present in approximately all components of the realm and throughout largely divergent language households. The data-rich papers during this first-ever quantity on EPCs record their typological variability, discover diachronic purposes for adaptations, and examine their services and theoretical ramifications. EPCs code the possessor as a center grammatical relation of the verb and in a constituent become independent from that which incorporates the possessed merchandise. notwithstanding EPCs exhibit ownership, they accomplish that with no the required involvement of a possessive predicate akin to “have” or “own”. in lots of circumstances, EPCs seem to “break the foundations” approximately what percentage arguments a verb of a given valence may have. They hence represent an immense restricting case for comparing theories of the connection among verbal argument constitution and syntactic clause constitution. in addition they elevate middle questions on intersections between verbal valence, cognitive occasion construal, voice, and language processing.
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