Possessives and relevance

John R. Taylor


In this paper I want to explore the feasibility, and some consequences, of a relevancetheoretic account of prenominal possessives in English. A descriptively adequate account of prenominal possessive expressions (henceforth: possessives) in English needs to take cognisance of the following facts.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5774/26-0-71


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