By Olga Tribulato
This e-book offers a new therapy of historical Greek (AG) verb-first (V1) compounds. In AG, the very lifestyles of this sort is stunning: its left-oriented constitution is going opposed to the right-oriented constitution of the compound approach, during which there additionally exists a wide classification of verb-final (V2) compounds (many of which exhibit a similar agentive semantics). whereas earlier stories have privileged both the historic size or the overview of semantic and stylistic concerns over a scientific research of V1 compounds, this publication presents a finished corpus of appellative and onomastic types, that are studied vis-à-vis V2 ones. The diachronic measurement (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) as a way to express that, faraway from being anomalous, V1 compounds fill lexical gaps that can no longer, for targeted morphological and semantic purposes, be stuffed by way of extra ‘regular’ V2 ones. Introductory chapters on compounding in morphological conception and in AG position the multi-faceted procedure of this booklet in a latest point of view, highlighting the significance of AG for linguists debating the homes of the V1 kind cross-linguistically.
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