Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa

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This paper is a report on the use of two different types of adnominal possessive constructions, one with the possessive dative clitic majka mi (lit. ‘mother to me’) and another with the possessive adjective moja majka (‘my mother’), in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. The study focuses on kinship terms, which is the only lexical category in Standard Macedonian that allows the use of possessive clitics in a noun phrase. What is more, this is one of the most obvious grammatical features distinguishing the Macedonian standard language from closely related Bulgarian.
In this study I investigate the use of these two structures, in addition to some other construction types, and observe their behaviour with a test set that includes various morphosyntactic patterns, both grammatical and ungrammatical according to the Macedonian standard language. My data contain 21 speakers of Macedonian with different linguistic and ethnic backgrounds. Based on the informants’ grammaticality judgements, I evaluate the patterns and seek conclusions on the general tendencies governing the phenomenon.
The data collected around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa show that the possessive constructions used by our informants mostly comply with the norm of the standard language, with the exception of a speaker of the Kajnas variety who provided interesting, yet puzzling data. Whilst several specific constructions addressed in this paper require further field study, my research also finds that the competition between the prepositions na and od in possessive constructions, a well-known feature of the Western Macedonian dialects, seems to be disappearing in favour of na amongst a younger generation of speakers.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoIn search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans
ToimittajatMax Wahlström, Maxim Makartsev
Sivumäärä19
JulkaisupaikkaHelsinki
KustantajaUniversity of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages
Julkaisupäivä27 lokakuuta 2016
Sivut143-161
ISBN (painettu)978-951-51-2520-0
ISBN (elektroninen)978-951-51-2521-7
TilaJulkaistu - 27 lokakuuta 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

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NimiSlavica Helsingiensia
KustantajaDepartment of Modern Languages, University of Helsinki
Vuosikerta49
ISSN (painettu)0780-3281
ISSN (elektroninen)1799-5779

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Yurayong, C. (2016). Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. teoksessa M. Wahlström, & M. Makartsev (Toimittajat), In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans (Sivut 143-161). (Slavica Helsingiensia; Vuosikerta 49). Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages.
Yurayong, Chingduang. / Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans. Toimittaja / Max Wahlström ; Maxim Makartsev. Helsinki : University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages, 2016. Sivut 143-161 (Slavica Helsingiensia).
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Yurayong, C 2016, Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. julkaisussa M Wahlström & M Makartsev (toim), In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans. Slavica Helsingiensia, Vuosikerta 49, University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages, Helsinki, Sivut 143-161.

Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. / Yurayong, Chingduang.

In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans. toim. / Max Wahlström; Maxim Makartsev. Helsinki : University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages, 2016. s. 143-161 (Slavica Helsingiensia; Vuosikerta 49).

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Yurayong C. Adnominal possession with kinship terms in Macedonian dialects around Lakes Ohrid and Prespa. julkaisussa Wahlström M, Makartsev M, toimittajat, In search of the center and periphery: Linguistic attitudes, minorities, and landscapes in the Central Balkans. Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of Modern Languages. 2016. s. 143-161. (Slavica Helsingiensia).