By Olga Tribulato
This booklet offers a new remedy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this sort is staggering: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound process, during which there additionally exists a wide category of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which show an analogous agentive semantics). whereas prior reports have privileged both the old measurement or the overview of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this booklet presents a entire corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (how those compounds built from past due PIE to AG after which inside of AG) is mixed with the synchronic one (how they're utilized in particular contexts) with the intention to convey that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps which could no longer, for particular morphological and semantic purposes, be crammed via extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological concept and in AG position the multi-faceted process of this booklet in a contemporary point of view, 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