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Possessive Descriptions
by Chris Barker
CSLI, 1995
Paper: 978-1-881526-72-8 | Cloth: 978-1-881526-73-5 | eISBN: 978-1-57586-685-7
Library of Congress Classification PE1221.B37 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 425

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
What do possessive noun phrases mean? Although possessives are one of the most commonly used construction types cross-linguistically, they have never received detailed or sustained study from a semantic point of view. Taking work of Abney, May, and Heim as a starting point, this book develops a comprehensive analysis of the contribution of possessive NPs to the truth conditions of the sentences in which they occur.

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