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

By Olga Tribulato

This e-book offers a new therapy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this kind is superb: 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 convey a similar agentive semantics). whereas previous experiences have privileged both the historic measurement or the review of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this publication offers a accomplished corpus of appellative and onomastic kinds, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds built from past due PIE to AG after which inside AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) which will express that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that may now not, for distinctive morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed by means of extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological thought and in AG position the multi-faceted procedure of this publication in a latest viewpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 style cross-linguistically.

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