39 Independent pronominal possessors

This feature is described more fully in chapter 39.


Here we ask how a possessor is expressed when it occurs independently, i.e. when the possessum noun is not present because it can be inferred from the context, e.g.Whose book is this? Mine (elliptical answer), or This book is yours (predicative use), or Your book is cheaper than hers (anaphoric use). We are in particular interested in the relation of the independent pronominal possessor to the dependent pronominal possessor (as in my book, your book, her book).


Martin Haspelmath and the APiCS Consortium


Identical to dependent pronominal possessor28634
Special preposition plus pronoun9413
Special word plus dependent pronominal possessor13619
Special pronoun form10818

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