By Olga Tribulato
This ebook offers a new remedy of historic Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this kind is outstanding: 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 show an identical agentive semantics). whereas prior reviews have privileged both the ancient measurement or the overview of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this ebook offers a complete corpus of appellative and onomastic types, 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 which can no longer, for specific morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed by way of extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological idea and in AG position the multi-faceted procedure of this publication in a contemporary point of view, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 kind cross-linguistically.
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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic Development Within the Greek Compound System by Olga Tribulato