Possessive Constructions in Egyptian and Coptic. Distribution, Definiteness, and the Construct State Phenomenon

@inproceedings{Egedi2010PossessiveCI,
  title={Possessive Constructions in Egyptian and Coptic. Distribution, Definiteness, and the Construct State Phenomenon},
  author={Barbara Egedi},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract In this paper, the distribution of Coptic possessive constructions is defined in terms of syntactic constraints: the construction involving the linking element n- requires the obligatory (and simple) definiteness of the possessed noun as well as the strict adjacency of regens and rectum. In relation to a comparison made between this Coptic possessive pattern and the so-called construct state phenomenon, a historical overview of the Egyptian language is given to explore the possible… 

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