Having 'need' and Needing 'Have'

Stephanie Harves, Richard Kayne

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    Abstract

    A survey of a number of the world's languages reveals that only those languages that have a transitive verb used to express possession (i.e., Have-languages) also have a transitive verb 'need'. No Be-language lacking a transitive verb for possession has a transitive verb 'need'. This generalization suggests a Hale and Keyser (1993, 2002)-style incorporation approach, whereby nominal 'need' incorporates to an unpronounced verbal HAVE, yielding transitive verbal 'need'.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)120-132
    Number of pages13
    JournalLinguistic Inquiry
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 2012

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    Keywords

    • Be-languages
    • Have-languages
    • Incorporation
    • Possession
    • Transitive 'need'

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    • Linguistics and Language
    • Language and Linguistics

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    Having 'need' and Needing 'Have'. / Harves, Stephanie; Kayne, Richard.

    In: Linguistic Inquiry, Vol. 43, No. 1, 12.2012, p. 120-132.

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    Harves, S & Kayne, R 2012, 'Having 'need' and Needing 'Have'', Linguistic Inquiry, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 120-132. https://doi.org/10.1162/LING_a_00076
    Harves, Stephanie ; Kayne, Richard. / Having 'need' and Needing 'Have'. In: Linguistic Inquiry. 2012 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 120-132.
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