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Re-examining the 'origins' of the prenominal periphrastic possessive construction Jan z'n boek in Dutch

Hendriks, Jennifer


The dative reanalysis 'origins' explanation for prenominal periphrastic possessive constructions (PPPCs) in Dutch has been maintained for well over a century. This paper brings new evidence to bear on this hypothesis, arguing that while genitive relational case marking on the possessor NP in earlier Dutch PPPCs is clearly attested, we lack evidence that the dative was used in this way. Instead, two types of case marking strategies are in use in earlier Dutch PPPCs - one relational and one...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Diachronica
DOI: 10.1075/dia.29.1.02hen


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