Variation in the syntax and semantics of predicative possession in Quechua
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CitationN Myler. 2018. "Variation in the Syntax and Semantics of Predicative Possession in Quechua." University of British Columbia Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 21, pp. 154 - 168.
This paper employs comparative evidence from two closely-related Quechua languages to argue that predicative possession constructions do not always share a single underlying source crosslinguistically (contra Freeze 1992; and in support of Boneh & Sichel 2010; Levinson 2011). This Quechua case study is especially striking in that the constructions involved are superficially almost identical–the crucial differences between them emerge only when theoretically-informed fieldwork is carried out.