Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic by Olga Tribulato PDF

By Olga Tribulato

ISBN-10: 3110415763

ISBN-13: 9783110415766

This ebook presents a new therapy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this sort is staggering: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound procedure, during which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey a similar agentive semantics). whereas prior reports have privileged both the ancient measurement or the evaluate of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this booklet presents a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (how those compounds constructed from overdue PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) with a view to convey that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which could now not, for targeted morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological concept and in AG position the multi-faceted process of this e-book in a latest standpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 style cross-linguistically.

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