By Leon Stassen
This can be the 1st complete remedy of the recommendations hired within the world's languages to specific predicative ownership, as in "the boy has a bat". It offers the result of the author's fifteen-year examine undertaking at the topic. Predicative ownership is the resource of many grammaticalization paths - as within the English ideal annoying shaped from to have - and its typology is a vital key to knowing the structural number of the world's languages and the way they alter. Drawing on information from a few four hundred languages representing all of the world's language households, such a lot of which lack a detailed comparable to the verb to have, Professor Stassen goals (a) to set up a typology of 4 simple kinds of predicative ownership, (b) to find and describe the methods through which commonplace structures might be changed, and (c) to discover hyperlinks among the typology of predicative ownership and different typologies with the intention to demonstrate styles of interdependence. He exhibits, for instance, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way in which a language officially encodes a chain like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with how it encodes predicative ownership. through this and different hyperlinks the writer units up a unmarried common version with the intention to account for all morphosyntactic version in predicative ownership present in the languages of the realm, together with styles of edition through the years.
Predicative Possession will curiosity students and complex scholars of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.