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dc.contributor.authorPriestley, Carol
dc.contributor.editorCliff Goddard
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:13Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2013-04-08T01:07:53Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789027205698
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/slcs.102
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/50355
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines the semantics of "inalienable possession" constructions in Koromu, a Madang language of Papua New Guinea. Person and number suffixes or enclitics mark head nouns in possessive nominal constructions and indicate the person and number of the "possessor". Inanimate, animate and partially animate nominal constructions describe relationships between two inanimates, two animates, or an animate and an inanimate referent, respectively. The key relationship between the two entities varies across these subtypes but rather than "possession" in the sense of ownership, it commonly involves the concept 'part of'; for example, in 'parts of things', 'parts of the same thing' and things which are 'like a part of something'. The natural semantic metalanguage is used to explicate the meaning of these constructions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCross-Linguistic Semantics
dc.relation.ispartofchapter11
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom277
dc.relation.ispartofpageto299
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200408
dc.titleThe semantics of "inalienable possession" in Koromu (PNG)
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPriestley, Carol A.


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