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Yiddish Possessives as a Case for Genitive Case

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Yiddish is standardly characterised as a language with a three-case system, differentiating between nominative, accusative and dative. Possessor noun phrases that occur before the possessum appear to be marked by dative and an additional formative ‑s, which attaches to the head noun at the right edge of the possessor phrase. This article presents evidence for considering the possessive marker part of the exponence of genitive case, and thus, for revising the des...

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10.1075/slcs.193.09hog

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University of Oxford
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St Hilda's College
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Studies in Language Companion Series
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Germanic Genitives
Publication date:
2018-04-26
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696682
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9789027200235
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2017-05-22

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