77 Predicative possession

Description

In this feature (based on WALS feature 117, by Leon Stassen), we study how predicative possession is expressed. We consider only constructions in which the possessed NP has an indefinite reading, like English John has a horse.

In this study, the difference between temporary and permanent possession, for which languages may have different constructions, is irrelevant, so both types of possession situations are included.

A language may have several predicative possession constructions.

Author

Susanne Maria Michaelis and the APiCS Consortium

Values

exclshrdall
Transitive481866
Comitative21416
Locational279
Genitive257
Topic156
Representation:75

Language Value % Lexifier Details Source
Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details