Synchrony and Diachrony of the Bulgarian Predicative Possession Constructions
The paper investigates the system of predicative possession in Bulgarian from a Slavic and Balkan perspective. The constructions are described in terms of their semantic and syntactic properties and several generalizations are made about the distribution of possessive features such as alienable vs inalienable and permanent vs temporary. In the second part of paper, I bring forward some observations about the diachrony of the Bulgarian predicative possessive constructions and their potential (Slavic or Balkan) source.
keywords: Predicative possession. Bulgarian. Comitative. Locational. Slavic languages. Alienable. Inalienable.
Language: enSubmitted: Nov. 5, 2019 Accepted: Nov. 13, 2019 Published: Dec. 18, 2019