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'Ei helvetes dame’ : on Scandinavian pseudopossessors

Julien, Marit LU (2005) In Contexts — Historical, Social, Linguistic
Abstract
In Scandinavian, nominal phrases can contain constituents that look like possessors without having a possessor theta role. These constituents, which I call pseudopossessors, come in three types: swearword pseudopossessors, measure pseudopossessors, and characterising pseudopossessors. I argue in this paper that pseudopossessors are -s-marked constituents that are located in the adjectival field inside DPs. They are also like adjectives semantically, and the suffixed -s is not the marker of a possession relation. Swearword pseudopossessors are also much like adjectives syntactically. However, measure pseudopossessors and characterising pseudopossessors are themselves DPs, and for this reason they may interfere with the realisation of a... (More)
In Scandinavian, nominal phrases can contain constituents that look like possessors without having a possessor theta role. These constituents, which I call pseudopossessors, come in three types: swearword pseudopossessors, measure pseudopossessors, and characterising pseudopossessors. I argue in this paper that pseudopossessors are -s-marked constituents that are located in the adjectival field inside DPs. They are also like adjectives semantically, and the suffixed -s is not the marker of a possession relation. Swearword pseudopossessors are also much like adjectives syntactically. However, measure pseudopossessors and characterising pseudopossessors are themselves DPs, and for this reason they may interfere with the realisation of a definite D in their host DP. (Less)
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McCafferty, Kevin; Killie, Kristin and Bull, Tove
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  abstract     = {In Scandinavian, nominal phrases can contain constituents that look like possessors without having a possessor theta role. These constituents, which I call pseudopossessors, come in three types: swearword pseudopossessors, measure pseudopossessors, and characterising pseudopossessors. I argue in this paper that pseudopossessors are -s-marked constituents that are located in the adjectival field inside DPs. They are also like adjectives semantically, and the suffixed -s is not the marker of a possession relation. Swearword pseudopossessors are also much like adjectives syntactically. However, measure pseudopossessors and characterising pseudopossessors are themselves DPs, and for this reason they may interfere with the realisation of a definite D in their host DP.},
  author       = {Julien, Marit},
  editor       = {McCafferty, Kevin and Killie, Kristin and Bull, Tove},
  isbn         = {3-03910-625-2},
  keyword      = {possessors,Scandinavian,pseudopossessors,nominal phrases},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9431cf0)},
  series       = {Contexts — Historical, Social, Linguistic},
  title        = {'Ei helvetes dame’ : on Scandinavian pseudopossessors},
  year         = {2005},
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