Variation and change in the Romance possessive constructions: An overview of nominal, adverbial and verbal uses

Miriam Bouzouita, Matti Marttinen Larsson

Abstract


In this introductory article, we will first illustrate the great morpho-syntactic diversity that exists in the Romance possessive systems from a comparative perspective, and then detail the recent changes that have taken place. After discussing the various nominal patterns, the use of tonic possessives in the adverbial and verbal domain will be examined. Subsequently, the various contributions of this special issue will be summarized and evaluated.

Keywords


Romance; possessive; noun; prepositional phrase; adverbial; verbal; analogical extension; reanalysis

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