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A Mozart sonata and the Palme funeral: The structure and uses of proper-name compounds in Swedish
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9592-5780
2013 (English)In: Morpho-syntactic categories and the expression of possession / [ed] Börjars, Kersti, Denison, David & Alan Scott, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013, 253-290 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on Swedish nominal compounds with a personal proper name as their first component (PropN-compounds), e.g. en Mozart+sonat ‘a Mozart sonata’ or Palme+mord-et ‘the Palme murder’ (‘Palme+murder-the’). Although these expressions have so far hardly appeared in the scientific discourse on possession, they do in fact constitute an important resource for expressing possession in the broadest sense in Swedish and, further, in Germanic. For instance, many PropN-compounds are more or less synonymous with nominals modified by preposed s-genitives and/or by postposed prepositional phrases, i.e. by the two constructions that make up the core of adnominal possession in Swedish. In the present paper I will be mostly interested in the structure and meanings/uses of PropN-compounds, in particular, as compared to the other “possessive” constructions in Swedish.

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Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2013. 253-290 p.
, Linguistik aktuell / Linguistics Today, 199
Keyword [en]
compounding, proper names, proper-name compounding, Swedish
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102431ISBN: 9789027255822ISBN: 9789027273000OAI: diva2:710274
Available from: 2014-04-06 Created: 2014-04-06 Last updated: 2014-05-20Bibliographically approved

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