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Genitive case and the typology of case marking

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216680
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216680.003.0001
Genitive case and the typology of case marking

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This chapter outlines the theoretical orientation of the book and the rationale for a new study. The nature of the genitive case is examined and the use of typology in historical syntax is discussed. The methodology of the book is outlined.

Keywords: linguistic typology; diachronic syntax; case marking; genitive case; historical syntax

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Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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