Genitive case in Middle English

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216680
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711893 | DOI:
Genitive case in Middle English

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By the end of the Middle English period, the -s genitive in Middle English had changed its character. This chapter documents the evidence for the nature of this possessive marker in Early and Late Middle English as well as the rise of the group genitive.

Keywords: Early Middle English; Late Middle English; case marking; genitive case; possessive; clitic

Chapter.  26955 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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