Morphosyntactic Categories and the Expression of Possession

Morphosyntactic Categories and the Expression of Possession

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In this paper we compare two ways of expressing possession in the Indo-Aryan language Urdu. While the genitive case marker can be analyzed as a clitic in a relatively straightforward way, the ezafe construction poses a challenge when it comes to its classification as either a phrasal affix or clitic. Samvelian (2007) analyzes Persian ezafe as a phrasal affix that is generated within the morphological component, rejecting a postlexical analysis. After taking a look at the data for both constructions, we challenge Samvelian's view of ezafe and explore the possibilities for t.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
ISBN: 9781283970846
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 341 pages :) : illustrations


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