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Possessive Constructions in Hindi and Russian Languages Possessive Constructions in Hindi and Russian Languages

Vladimir Liperovsky

Possessive Constructions in Hindi and Russian Languages

Institut vostokovedeniya RAN

Moskva, 2009, 72 pages

ISBN: 978-5-89282-377-7

This monograph presents the results of the research which was carried out using the method of contrastive linguistic analysis. The book makes explicit ways of interpreting and representing one of the universal conceptual categories, namely possessiveness, in grammar structures of Hindi and Russian. Similarities and differences between these languages as to the means of expressing possession are traced. The monograph contributes to the solution of the problem of possession, a propblem widely discussed in modern linguistics both from the standpoint of general theory and with regard to specific languages.

Contents

Contents
Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………….3
Possessivity in linguistics…….………………………………………………………………...6
Hindi and Russian as Be-languages.……………………………………………………………12
Interlingual correlation of constructions…….………………………………………………….21
Relational sentence and sentences of characterization………………………………………….27
Reflexivization and spatial determination………………………………………………………28
Ways of widening the range of applicability of possessive constructions…..………………….31
Possessive constructions in intermodal modifications…………....…………………………….40
Special models of sentences with possessive meaning………………………………………….42
On the have-type verb and its equivalents………………………………………………………43
On non-personal possessor in possessive constructions..………………………………………46
On nominal constructions……………..………………………………………………………..48
Nominal possessive construction and congruence in possessivity…………….……………….57
Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………60
Conventional designations for names of sources..……………………………………………....64
Bibliographic abbreviations……….…………………………………………………………….66
References……………………………………………………………………………………….

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