The Grammar of Inalienability: A Typological Perspective on Body Part Terms and the Part-Whole Relation

The Grammar of Inalienability: A Typological Perspective on Body Part Terms and the Part-Whole Relation

by Hilary Chappell

ISBN-10: 3110128047

ISBN-13: 9783110128048

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] Series, #14
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prolegomena to a theory of inalienability3
The expression of concepts of the personal domain and indivisibility in Indo-European languages31
The syntax and semantics of body part incorporation in Mayali65
Body parts in Warray111
"My face am burning!": quasi-passive, body parts, and related issues in Yawuru grammar and cultural concepts155
Body parts and possession in Anindilyakwa193
The grammar of nominal prefixing in Nyulnyul251
Body parts, possession marking and nominal classes in Ndjebbana293
Body parts in Murrinh-Patha: incorporation, grammar and metaphor327
Inalienable possession in Paamese grammar383
Body parts in Tinrin433
Inalienability and the personal domain in Mandarin Chinese discourse465
Where do you feel? - Stative verbs and body-part terms in Mainland Southeast Asia529
The possession cline in Japanese and other languages565
Multiple reflections of inalienability in Mohawk633
On the grammar of body parts in Koyukon Athabaskan651
Degenerate cases of body parts in Middle Dutch679
Inalienability and topicality in Romanian: Pragma-semantics of syntax711
The dative and the grammar of body parts in German745
Body parts in Ewe grammar783
Body parts in Acholi: alienable and inalienable distinctions and extended uses841
The syntax of body parts in Haya865
Bibliography on inalienability893
Authors' Addresses913
Subject Index915
Language Index925
Author Index929

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