By Olga Tribulato
This ebook offers a new remedy of old Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this kind is dazzling: 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 show a similar agentive semantics). whereas earlier experiences have privileged both the ancient size or the evaluate of semantic and stylistic matters over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this e-book offers a finished 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) in an effort to convey that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which may no longer, for precise morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed through extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological thought and in AG position the multi-faceted strategy of this booklet 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