Postpositional Constructions in the Erzya Language with PX

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Postpositional constructions in the Erzya language with px
Jack Rueter University of Helsinki, General Linguistics Department
The Erzya literary language has had orthographic standards it has never fully adhered to. For this reason certain phenomena, not registered in the grammars, can be observed in other publications. These phenomena include intricacies of marking for person in relation to the landmark in local np constructions, whereas the noun + px composite preceding a postposition regularly comprises the landmark of said postposition. A np that is a noun + postposition composite, on the other hand, can be interpreted as a more general relative location due to the fact that it has a less specifying landmark, i.e. person as opposed to a possessum.
Combinations of individual composites are given with figures based on ac- tual representation in the Erzya text corpora in Helsinki (UHLCS) and Leipzig (Max-Planck Institute).
Keywords: Erzya, postpositions, composite nouns, relative spatial relation, pos- sessive pronouns, possessive suffixes, landmark
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXXII KIelItIeteen päIvät Tampereella 19.–20.5.2005 : valikoima pidettyihin esitelmiin pohjautuvista artikkeleista
EditorsAnneli Pajunen, Hannu Tommola
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationTampere
PublisherTampereen yliopistopaino
Publication date2006
ISBN (Print)951-44-6622-5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventXXXII Kielitieteen päivät Tampereella 19.–20.5.2005. - Tampere
Duration: 19 May 200520 May 2005

Publication series

NameTampere Studies in Language, Translation and Culture. Series B 2.
ISSN (Print)1795-1208

Fields of Science

  • 612 Languages and Literature
  • Erzya
  • adposition
  • possessive construction
  • variation
  • text corpora
  • noun phrase

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