Possessive Constructions in P’urépecha Public Deposited

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  • February 26, 2019
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  • Zhu, Yining
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics
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  • In this paper, my objective is to present the possessive constructions of P’urépecha and to discuss these constructions under the current findings of possessive constructions cross-linguistically.Some of the findings are different from the current literature on P’urépecha: i) genitive case marker functioning as a clitic instead of a suffix; ii) more restrictive distribution of inalienable possessive marking. Others have rarely been discussed: four possessive verbs; ii) the integration of locative and possessive expressions. P’urépecha has four verbs that cover different types of predicative possession. The distribution of the four verbs exhibits split possession and unity of possessive and locative structure.
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  • Funding: Honors Undergraduate Research Fund
Advisor
  • Marin, David
Degree
  • Bachelor of Science
Academic concentration
  • Linguistics
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  • Honors
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation year
  • 2018
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  • English
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