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

By Olga Tribulato

ISBN-10: 3110415763

ISBN-13: 9783110415766

This publication presents a new remedy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this sort is fabulous: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound method, during which there additionally exists a wide type of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which exhibit an identical agentive semantics). whereas prior experiences have privileged both the old measurement or the overview of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (how those compounds built from overdue PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) so one can express that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which may now not, for certain morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological conception and in AG position the multi-faceted method of this publication in a contemporary standpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 kind cross-linguistically.

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