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Two kinds of “possessor raising” in Choctaw*

  title={Two kinds of “possessor raising” in Choctaw*},
  author={Matthew Tyler},
Choctaw has been described as having possessor raising of subjects, where a noun phrase which would typically be the possessor of the subject itself functions as the subject. I show that Choctaw possessor raising actually comes in two types, conflated in previous work. In one type — true possessor raising— the possessor raises out of the possessee, which sits in the subject position. In another type — thematic external possession— the possessor is base-generated as an applicative argument, and… 



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