By Olga Tribulato
This e-book offers a new therapy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very life of this sort is mind-blowing: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound method, during which there additionally exists a wide category of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which convey an analogous agentive semantics). whereas prior reports have privileged both the historic measurement or the evaluation of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this publication presents a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic varieties, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic size (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) on the way to exhibit that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that can now not, for designated morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed via extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological conception and in AG position the multi-faceted process of this booklet in a latest viewpoint, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the houses of the V1 sort cross-linguistically.
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Ancient Greek Verb-Initial Compounds: Their Diachronic Development Within the Greek Compound System by Olga Tribulato