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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

Chapter 13 - Possessives World-Wide: Genitive Variation in Varieties of English

from Part III - Comparative and Typological Approaches

Summary

In this chapter we investigate regional patterns in the variation between the two major explicit possessive constructions in the grammar of English, the s-genitive (as in (1a)) and the of-genitive (as in (1b)).