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Kinship in grammar

  title={Kinship in grammar},
  author={{\"O}sten Dahl and Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm},
Kinship terminology has always been a central subject in anthropology, with the focus on the ways we classify our relatives and how they relate to social structure. In linguistic literature, kin terms are often mentioned as a group of lexical items with special properties. Most notably perhaps, they figure together with body part terms as the nouns that most often show up in inalienable possessive constructions. Due to their role in what is referred to as "possessor ascension", body part terms… 

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