The possessor doubling constructions in the Germanic languages

Cynthia L. Allen

in Genitives in Early English

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216680
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191711893 | DOI:
The possessor doubling constructions in the Germanic languages

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This chapter looks at possessor doubling constructions, in which a form looking like a possessive pronoun is used, instead of an inflection, as a possessive marker, in various Germanic languages. This prepares the ground for a comparison of possessive construction found in earlier English with these doubling constructions.

Keywords: Germanic languages; possessor doubling; linguistic typology; constructions; possessive pronoun

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Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics

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