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Possession and Ownership

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon


Every language has a way of expressing possessive relationships. The marking and the conceptualization of these vary across languages and cultures. This volume aims at investigating the varied facets of possession and associated notions, including association and modification. We focus on correlations between language and culture in the ways in which possessive relationships can have their linguistic correlates. The volume starts with a typological introduction outlining the marking, and the meaning, of possession within a noun phrase, a clause, and a sentence, focusing on correlations between ... More

Keywords: possession, ownership, language and culture, kinship, part-whole relations, alienability, inalienability, land ownership

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660223
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, editor
Cairns Institute, James Cook University

R. M. W. Dixon, editor
Cairns Institute, James Cook University

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