Readership: Scholars and advanced students of the syntax-semantics interface in linguistics and of the interactions of language and culture in
linguistics and anthropology.
Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and R. M. W. Dixon, Cairns Institute, James Cook University
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald is a Distinguished Professor and Research Leader at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia. Her books include Classifiers: a Typology of Noun Categorization Devices (2000, paperback 2003), Language Contact in Amazonia (2002), Evidentiality (2004, paperback 2006), The Manambu Language from East Sepik, Papua New Guinea (2008), Imperatives and Commands (2010), and The Languages of the Amazon (2012), all published by OUP.
R. M. W. Dixon is Adjunct Professor at the Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia. His books include Australian Languages: Their Nature and Development (CUP 2002), The Jarawara Language of Southern Amazonia (OUP 2004), winner of the 2004-5 Leonard Bloomfield Prize, A Semantic Approach to English Grammar (2nd edn OUP 2005), and Basic Linguistic Theory, volumes 1-3 (OUP 2010-12).
"This volume, the result of cooperation among eminent linguists and anthropologists, is a significant intellectual achievement." - Lars Johanson, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Project Muse
1: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: Possession and Ownership: a cross-linguistic perspective
2: Isabelle Bril: Ownership, part-whole and Other Possessive-associated Relations in Nêlêmwa
3: Gloria J. Gravelle: Possession in Moskona, an East Bird's Head Language
4: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald: Possession and Ownership in Manambu, a Ndu Language from the Sepik Area, Papua New Guinea
5: Alan Dench: Possession in Martuthunira
6: Lev Michael: Possession in Nanti
7: Mark W. Post: Possession and Association in Galo Language and Culture
8: Yongxian Luo: Possessive Constructions in Chinese
9: Anne Storch: Possession in Hone
10: Felix Ameka: Possession in Lipke
11: Zygmunt Frajzyngier: Possession in Wandala
12: Michael Wood: Spirits of the Forest, the Wind, and New Wealth: defining some of the possibilities, and limits, of Kamula possession
13: Rosita Henry: Being and Belonging: exchange, value, and land ownership in the Western highlands of Papua New Guinea
14: R. M. W. Dixon: Possession and Also Ownership - vignettes