By Olga Tribulato
This e-book offers a new remedy of historic Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this kind is astonishing: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound approach, during which there additionally exists a wide type of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey an identical agentive semantics). whereas earlier reviews have privileged both the old size or the evaluation of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this booklet presents a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (how those compounds constructed from past due PIE to AG after which inside of AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) that allows you to exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which may now not, for distinctive morphological and semantic purposes, be stuffed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological thought and in AG position the multi-faceted technique of this e-book in a contemporary standpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 variety cross-linguistically.
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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic Development Within the Greek Compound System by Olga Tribulato