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External Possession (Typological Studies in Language)

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Published by John Benjamins Publishing Co .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cognitive Psychology,
  • Linguistics,
  • Grammar,
  • Semantics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Grammar, Comparative and gener,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Possessives,
  • Language

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDoris L. Payne (Editor), Immanuel Barshi (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages573
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12029634M
ISBN 101556196520
ISBN 109781556196522

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