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dc.creatorSampson, Salena
dc.identifier.citationWorking Papers in Linguistics, no. 59 (2010), 33-43.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0473-9604 (print)
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the variation between the emergent genitive its and the periphrastic form of it in Early Modern English, situating this case in the larger picture of English genitive variation. As previous studies have often focused on non-pronominal possessors (given that Present Day English pronominal possessors often appear prenominally, with limited variation), this early pronominal genitive variation provides unique insight as it illustrates some of the same factors significant in pronominal genitive variation as in other cases. Additionally, as neuter pronouns commonly correlate with inanimate referents, this variation provides new evidence on the independence of weight and animacy in genitive variation. The importance of another factor, pressure from the pronoun paradigm, is also illustrated.en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Department of Linguisticsen_US
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dc.titleThe Early Modern English Genitive Its and Factors Involved in Genitive Variationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US

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