Linguistics aldizkariak 58(3) zenbakian (2020) euskara aztertzen duen artikulu bat argitaratu du, partitiboari buruzko zenbaki berezi baten barruan (“Shades of partitivity: Formal and areal properties, Guest Editors: Tabea Ihsane and Elisabeth Stark”):
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This paper explores the hypothesis of contact-induced change for the rise of the partitive case in Finnic languages and of the partitive case/determiner in Basque. On the basis of the well-established Indo-European partitive-genitive case and taking into account the lack of such a basis on the Uralic side, we argue that the partitive case in Finnic languages has arisen as a result of Balto-Slavic influence. Concerning the Basque partitive determiner, we likewise suggest a contact scenario (with Romance languages) as being responsible for the development of an entire system of determiners, including the definite and possibly the indefinite article as well as the partitive marker, which originates in an old ablative ending but crucially lacks the morphological properties characteristic of Basque inflectional markers.