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

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Dedication
Preface
Map
Prolegomena to a theory of inalienability 3
The expression of concepts of the personal domain and indivisibility in Indo-European languages 31
The syntax and semantics of body part incorporation in Mayali 65
Body parts in Warray 111
"My face am burning!": quasi-passive, body parts, and related issues in Yawuru grammar and cultural concepts 155
Body parts and possession in Anindilyakwa 193
The grammar of nominal prefixing in Nyulnyul 251
Body parts, possession marking and nominal classes in Ndjebbana 293
Body parts in Murrinh-Patha: incorporation, grammar and metaphor 327
Inalienable possession in Paamese grammar 383
Body parts in Tinrin 433
Inalienability and the personal domain in Mandarin Chinese discourse 465
Where do you feel? - Stative verbs and body-part terms in Mainland Southeast Asia 529
The possession cline in Japanese and other languages 565
Multiple reflections of inalienability in Mohawk 633
On the grammar of body parts in Koyukon Athabaskan 651
Degenerate cases of body parts in Middle Dutch 679
Inalienability and topicality in Romanian: Pragma-semantics of syntax 711
The dative and the grammar of body parts in German 745
Body parts in Ewe grammar 783
Body parts in Acholi: alienable and inalienable distinctions and extended uses 841
The syntax of body parts in Haya 865
Bibliography on inalienability 893
Authors' Addresses 913
Subject Index 915
Language Index 925
Author Index 929
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