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What is a postposition?

 

Definition
 

A postposition is an adposition that occurs after its complement.

Examples (Japanese)
 
  • In the following sentence, the words and oga, ni, are postpositions:

    John ga Mary ni hon o yatta
    John NOMINATIVE Mary DATIVE book ACCUSATIVE gave
    ‘John gave Mary a book.’
    Source:

    Kuno 1973 4–5

  • Generic
      A postposition is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Crystal 1980 277

     

    Hartmann and Stork 1972 181

     

    Kuno 1973 4–5


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