In adnominal possession, a possessive construction
involves two elements, a possessor and a possessee, which jointly constitute a noun phrase (NP), specifically, a possessive NP (PNP) (Koptjevskaja-Tamm 2001).
Typical for an Oceanic language of Melanesia, Vera'a has two basic types of possessive construction
, namely a direct and indirect construction (cf.
In the twelve Plautus' plays analyzed here, the nouns listed at the beginning of this paper occur 102 times as the possessed either in an adjectival or in a genitive possessive construction
Similarly, the 122 English utterances produced by the child's mother only contained one possessive construction
, which was realized as an 's possessive 'that's candy from B's party'.
In English classifying satellites may take the form of an adjective (6a), but also of a possessive construction
With metaphors based on possessive construction
, Ntuli (1984:115) maintains that the possessee is usually a metaphorical attribute of the possessor.
The adnominal possessive construction
corresponds to a noun phrase and is opposed to the predicative possessive construction
and to the external possessive construction
(Koptjevskaja-Tamm 2002: 765; Filchenko 2014 : 83; Potanina 2014; Budzisch 2015: 45; [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2015).
It contains a Figure (F) that is expressed as the first argument of a locational verb (LocV), which is in turn followed by a locative phrase marked by the locative preposition (LOG) containing a possessive construction
. This possessive construction
consists of a noun phrase Ground (G) that is the possessor of a relational noun expressing the topological relation (TR).
In contrast to the one-place existential construction, the possessive construction
is a two-place construction with no subject cross-referencing on the verb.
In previous accounts, this possessive construction
is said to have the structure [possessor is with possessed] or [possessor is (somewhere) with possessed], thus taking the particle da in this construction to be the comitative preposition.
While in edited newspaper language the use of the foreign transitive possessive construction
shows moderate growth, then Google shows its real massive spread in many registers (29), (30).
Such an approach might work, but note that one possessive construction
can be syntactically embedded into another possessive construction
, as in