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Attribution vs. possession in Coptic : The origin and development of an opposition

Egedi, Barbara (2009) Attribution vs. possession in Coptic : The origin and development of an opposition. Lingua Aegyptia, 17. pp. 65-79. ISSN 0942-5659

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Abstract

This paper is intended to reconstruct the process that led to the formal opposition between the patterns used for expressing possessive and attributive relationships in the Coptic language (Sahidic dialect). Having explained this opposition on a synchronic level, the following questions should be answered: What is the source of the formal likeness; How did this system develop, and what were the syntactic and semantic preconditions for such a grammaticalization? Having identified the common source, an additional question arises: How come the two constructions still differ, and do not show a complete formal identity?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: Dr. Barbara Egedi
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 14:52
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 13:43
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/8543

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